Friday, July 3, 2015 Tammuz 16, 5775
Artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel bursts through physical confines of a 'Diving Bell'
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The term "stroke of luck" could not have taken on a more odious oxymoronic meaning than it did for French Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, at 43, in 1995, was dealt an unfashionable fillip by life -- a freakish stroke that left him painfully paralyzed, with the exception of his left eye. And for a man who always had an...
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"The Kite Runner" tale has snaked through the sky like a paper sunburst, electrifying fans of the best-selling book keyed up for its transformation into a movie. Can lightning strike twice? Seems it has, albeit the last bolt from the blue grounded the film for a bit. Based on Khaled Hosseini's hotly received roar of a novel about boyhood friendship...
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What -- nothing to watch on TV? All you're seeing are reruns and a happy fellow in a red suit? And something about a strike? You've come to the right contest! "On the Scene" is offering a contest so bubbly, it may make your nose turn red. And for Chanukah -- eight DVD prizes! · "Brothers & Sisters: The Complete...
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So damned by genocide, Sudan is a desert of hope, forlorn and forgotten for so long. Until now, that is: Darfur, the sand-bitten beachhead of benign neglect by the world, is getting its moment in the sun these days. And "Darfur Now," a new documentary written and directed by Theodore Braun, lets the sunshine in as never before. Opening on...
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... and other songs to wax lyrical about on TV's returning 'The Singing Bee'
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Think Chanukah gathering's the only time when bee's wax sheds light on a good Jewish song? For Philadelphia's Bob Horowitz, bees wax lyrical every week; but then, every week is a chai -light and a menorah mint for him since "The Singing Bee" is singing high notes and higher ratings for its network, NBC. Horowitz is president and executive producer...
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