Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

When you're away at college, better to be safe -- not sorry!
With college students already preparing for the fall semester, most will pack up a laptop computer for the trip. Whether that student brings an older family laptop or debuts a shiny new machine this semester, there are several critical steps that any student or parent should take to protect the computer, the data and even family privacy. RescueCom -- the...
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Known for her novels, it's her essays that really resonate
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In 1989, in the preface to her second collection of essays, Metaphor & Memory , Cynthia Ozick stated that "a fiction writer who also writes essays is looking for trouble." What she meant is that the essays will likely be scoured by critics for certain "clues" that will then be used as evidence for or against the fiction. I understand...
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"The X-Files" meets the Exodus? The truth is out there. Truthfully, laughs Simcha Jacobovici of his daring documentary, "I hadn't thought of it that way. But, yes, yes, it is." The star here is history not Mulder and the Cigarette Man is overshadowed by smokescreens thrown up by naysayers, who question Jacobovici's key contention: The Exodus really did happen. And...
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David Freidenreich never would have expected that his research regarding Jewish, Christian and Muslim prohibitions on food and drink would make for a potentially juicy book topic. Nevertheless, Freidenreich will be spending the next year at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, where he'll attempt to turn his doctoral dissertation into not just one book but two...
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An anthology celebrates film criticism as a legitimate form of literary expression
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In October 1944, the poet W.H. Auden wrote a fan letter to writer James Agee, sent via The Nation magazine where Agee was a regular contributor. Dear Sirs: I do not care for movies very much and I rarely see them; further, I am suspicious of criticism as the literary genre which, more than any other, recruits epigones, pedants without...
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