Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

The turkey may be the star, but the accompaniments make the meal
For some families, tradition reigns supreme at Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, what's familiar on the Thanksgiving table isn't always the best. So this year, I'm going to mix up things a bit with some new side dishes. Stuffed roasted squash is a great side dish, as well as a vegetarian entrée option. Roasting the squash first gives it big flavor and helps...
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What abnormal appearances may say about those in the mainstream
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In his book, Freaks of Nature, What Anomalies Tell Us About Development and Evolution , Mark S. Blumberg, professor in the department of psychology, and a Starch Faculty Fellow, at the University of Iowa, proposes that freaks are actually part of the normal course of development, survival and evolution. Blumberg introduced the book to a packed house at the College...
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'Twilight's' next gleaming may not tell the whole story
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Hollywood ... bloodsuckers. Who knew? Roget's Thesaurus would. But then, go figure that Hollywood would borrow journalism's historic axiom and run with it: "If it bleeds, it leads." It certainly does at the box office. Which brings us to "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," the howl of a hit follow-up to the start of the saga, based on Stephenie Meyer's...
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By:
Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
During the 1920s and '30s, the frontier of discovery was found in the dusty fields and dug pits of archaeological expeditions. In 1922, Howard Carter's find of Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings gripped the public, and archaeologists soon became media darlings. Contemporary news reports provided vivid pictures of life on excavations and fantastic glimpses of the culture,...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
As I was approaching a milestone birthday, my family deliberated before selecting an appropriate gift. What would be relevant, meaningful and entertaining for a music lover, chazzan and aging baby-boomer, my wife and children asked themselves? In recent weeks, the national print and electronic media were filled with articles about two major Beatles-related events: the release of the remastered CD...
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