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  • Fighting ‘Gravity’ and other motion picture musings

    By Melissa Weller

    February 26, 2014 | 1:48 pm

    Some chalk talk on the 86th annual Oscar tournament.

    Best Picture 

    Winner: Dallas Buyers Club 
    Wild Card: 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave has all the ingredients for best picture pie; it’s a deep-pocketed period piece that forces painful retrospection of our own harsh and...

  • Unlikely friends: A bully learns forgiveness from his victim

    February 20, 2014 | 3:31 pm

    Every year around Oscar season, film buffs scramble to see as many of the nominated movies as possible. In Los Angeles, in particular, the awards season often becomes a daunting time of screener-swapping, viewing parties and quizzing each other on what one has and hasn’t seen. ...

  • Why be Jewish?

    October 16, 2013 | 3:33 pm

    It seems the recent Pew poll is all the Jewish community can talk about, and most of the conversation is a doom-and-gloom perseverance on the possible extinction of Judaism.  I’ve heard much moaning, a fair measure of denial and a handful of creative “solutions.” But in his recent...

  • ‘Gravity’ and the Pew study

    By Rob Eshman

    October 9, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    I have one big answer to the depressing findings of the Pew poll, but you’re not going to like it.

    The Pew Research Center’s landmark new survey of American Jews came out last week, and the American Jewish community reacted about the way Sandra Bullock does when her tether snaps...

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  • In the quest for ‘the God particle,’  mystics get a new machine

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 14, 2008 | 12:22 am

    large hadron collider

    The Large Hadron Collider. Image courtesy Boston.com


    Last weekend they cooled it to 456.25 F below zero.

    Buried 300 feet beneath the border of France and Switzerland, 17 miles long, 14 years in the making, it now begins two months of tests before some 7,000 scientists from...

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