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Sculptor Peter Woytuk, at right in photo, has a new show of work at the Argazzi Gallery in Lakeville, Conn. (which is owned by Judith Singelis, at left in photo). The works in the show will rotate, but there will be many of the bronze ravens  that are a Woytuk specialty. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender​

The Lightness of Beings Made of Bronze

You could expect the creator of massive bronze animal sculptures — including the giant bulls on the lawn at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. — to be a weighty, heavy, ponderous person.

This year, no one is wearing their best jewels to weddings and galas — making it a perfect time to bring them in to Elizabeth’s Jewelry in Millerton, N.Y., for cleaning and repairs. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender​

A Perfect Time To Clean And Reassess Your Jewelry

Now that closets are cleaned out and drawers tidied like never before, thanks to COVID-19, there is a good chance that jewelry has turned up and been given a what-do-I-do-with-this look.

In his newest book, George Saunders turns to nonfiction and makes the study of Russian literature and the short story form accessible and entertaining. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

Lessons from a Master — About Fiction, Writers and Life

This is a masterclass in a book. In “A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russian Writers Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life,” George Saunders, fiction author extraordinaire and professor of creative writing at Syracuse, takes us through a close reading of seven short-story masterpieces, all by Russian writers.

Boondocks Film Society will show the 1969 James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” starring George Lazenby as Bond and Diana Rigg as the Bond Girl who becomes his wife, on Jan. 30.

An Evening of Bond, Blofeld and Bouffant Hairdos

Most readers of this newspaper are sufficiently seasoned that they have chosen a favorite James  Bond — either Roger Moore or Sean Connery. Perhaps some younger readers might throw in a vote for Daniel Craig or Pierce Brosnan. 


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