Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

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Bad taste ... good TV -- perfect together? In some incongruous, nearly inconceivable ways ... yes. Take the case of Keith Olbermann, the smug sportsman of a broadcaster whose "Countdown" doesn't count for much ratings-wise on MSNBC when you factor in the competition over at Fox News, Bill O'Reilly's "The O'Reilly Factor," on at the same 8 p.m. nightly spot...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
I'm not one to complain about the weather. For one thing, complaining doesn't do any good. Whining about the blazing sun doesn't make it any less hot. For another, I like the heat. Ninety degrees: Great, I'll sit under a tree. A hundred degrees: Terrific, I'll be in my friend's pool. I've even been known to wear jeans on visits...
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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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