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NEW YORK CITY The main branch of the New York Public Library boasts several interesting exhibits this season, including Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen, comprised of costumes Katharine Hepburn kept in her personal collection of performance clothes by designers like Valentina, Howard Greer and Cecil Beaton. Oct. 18 through …

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Revel yell

It seems D.C. super chef Robert Wiedmaier and I agree on at least one thing: Neither of us are big fans of casinos. So why is the culinary mastermind behind such Washington institutions as Marcel’s and Bethesda’s Mussel Bar dishing out mini crabcakes at a special event to support the …

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Beach news

In Rehoboth Beach… Former Nage chef du cuisine Hari Cameron is the creative force behind a(Muse.), located in the old Café Sole spot. Cameron’s playful menu offers small plates arranged in five categories, progressing from lighter to heavier flavors. Diners can choose from Category I’s Cool Hand Fluke (a thin …

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Atlantic City gets a new upscale casino with the opening of Revel. The 1,898-room hotel (all boast ocean views) features 14 restaurants, including offerings by several top chefs already mentioned on this page— Jose Garces, Michel Richard— plus D.C.’s Robert Wiedmaier and Iron Chef Marc Forgione. There’s a full spa …

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After years of public debate, news stories galore and a few lawsuits, The Barnes Foundation’s new museum on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway finally opens on May 19. In case you haven’t been keeping up, several years ago trustees of the financially challenged foundation voted to move the collection from the …

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Have you noticed the recent national trend of upscale chefs opening decidedly down-home restaurants and even—gasp!—food trucks? Witness Rocco DiSpirito and Mai Pham and their food trucks, or Bobby Flay and his Burger Palaces. Locally, we’re still waiting for Cindy Wolf to serve up her shrimp and grits from the …

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Heading up to the Philadelphia International Flower Show? You should. (After all, it’s listed in Patricia Schultz’s “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.”) This year’s theme is “Hawaii: Islands of Aloha,” and in addition to hundreds of vendors showcasing floral and garden displays, there also will be towering palms, …

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It’s a big season for photography exhibits: At New York’s Museum of Modern Art, 170 photographs by Cindy Sherman will be on display through June 11 as part of a retrospective of her work from the 1970s to photographic murals she created in 2010. http://www.moma.org. Through Sept. 2, the nearby …

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STYLE Fifty

1. You may not be “to the manor born” but you can be “to the manor for a weekend” at the Clifton Inn or Keswick Hall, two charming country inns nestled into the Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Charlottesville, Va. Thomas Jefferson called this area the “Eden of the United …

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