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  • The Re-launch of Ilan Ramon

    By Dani Kollin

    September 26, 2011 | 3:25 am

    On January 20th, 2003 the seven crewmembers of the ill-fated space shuttle Columbia woke up to the song, Hatishma Koli (Will you hear my voice?):


    Will you hear my voice my far-away one
    Will you hear my voice wherever you are
    A voice calling with strength, crying in my blood.
    Over... read on

  • Silly Rabbit, Smart Phones Aren’t Just for Apps Anymore!

    By Dani Kollin

    September 20, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    If you haven’t heard of TED, you’re missing out on some mind-blowing stuff. The acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design and their tagline reads: Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world. I came across this incredible display of iPhone visual virtuosity by magician Marco Tempest.  Enjoy the show.

    Marco Tempest: The magic of truth and lies (and iPods)

     

     

  • Warning to Orthodox Jews - This isn’t the planet you’re looking for.

    By Dani Kollin

    September 16, 2011 | 5:11 pm

    In one of the most iconic scenes in the sci-fi epic, Star Wars, Luke Skywalker stares up into a fading sky framed by two setting suns over the dusty plains of the planet Tatooine. Yesterday, NASA announced that their exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope had discovered the first... read on

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  • I’ll Have a Tall, Non-fat Magnum Opus. Hold the foam.

    By Dani Kollin

    September 15, 2011 | 11:44 pm

    Picture this. An author forced to write his masterpiece in pieces because A) in order to generate revenue, the publisher needs eyeballs hooked on his story for as long as possible and B) once the installments are finished the publisher can sell the entire work as a single volume and... read on

  • Pacino, Beyoncé, The Kollin Brothers?

    By Dani Kollin

    September 13, 2011 | 5:26 pm

    When The Jewish Journal offered me a gig writing a blog from the perspective of a science fiction author I never imagined that one week into the assignment my brother/co-author and I would be signed by International Creative Management Agency (ICM) . It’s a big firm with a wide reach... read on

  • Asynchronously Yours: A Curmudgeon’s Toast to Teen Texters

    By Dani Kollin

    September 8, 2011 | 4:24 pm

    We’ve all seen it and we all hate it.  And by “we” I’ll go out on a limb and say pretty much anyone over 30.  There they are, a group of teens hanging out, but somehow not hanging out. In fact the only thing they all seem to be sharing (besides proximity), is an appalling... read on

  • The cop, the call girl, and my new iPhone 4

    By Dani Kollin

    September 1, 2011 | 4:42 pm

    It’s not everyday that you’re gifted an Iphone from a high priced hooker, especially one you’ve never met. But that, in essence, is exactly what happened to me. I’ve retold this story so often I’ve decided it bears repeating in the blogosphere; not just because it’s pretty damned... read on

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