Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
Think Da Vinci's was difficult? Spellbinding TV series gets helping hand from an inside source: the Vatican
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Torture and Torquemada crossed paths and pathology with the Catholic Church on the ruinous road to the Inquisition as the Spanish steps toward ethnic cleansing sent non-Catholics careening into a tailspin of fiery 15th-century moral turpitude. It is no secret that the Spanish Inquisition's inequities inveighed against its Jews, forced to convert or be condemned by a church hell-bent on...
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Not Kutcher/Goldberg; there's brains behind the brashness
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"Is this the little girl I carried" ... wait, Poppa, they said drop her off at the bimah, not drop her at the bimah! Chupah chutzpah? It's "The Real Wedding Crashers," in which the march down the aisle may be by John Philip Sousa himself as brides and goons discover that love means never having to say you're sorry --...
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Dream journals being kept by students in a college psychology class have provided researchers with a unique look at how people experienced the events of Sept. 11, 2001, including the influence that television coverage of the World Trade Center attacks had on people's levels of stress. Reported in the April 2007 issue of the journal Psychological Science, the study data...
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There are some hot Holocaust numbers in the anything-but-little "Black Book," Paul Verhoeven's Dutch treat of a film that he calls on to reassess how much more hollow was Holland's role in helping the Resistance movement than previously recognized. What would Anne Frank say? Or, for that matter, do? For one, she would need to put her hands over her...
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Rock 'n' Rollins and ... roots. It all comes together in a sand-swept season premiere of the rockin' "The Henry Rollins Show," airing Friday, April 13, on cable's IFC. The alternative rocker, who alternates between muses of musician/writer/talk-show showman, brings his tattooed tawny self to Tel Aviv, where his parade of punk poetry and right-on raps on the rites and...
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