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One Reason Why We Need Confederate War Statues

Let’s be clear, the reason why slavery and racism are deplorable is self-evident. Also, I’m not a fan of Confederate statues. I never liked them. (I blogged about it here over a year ago.) As uncomfortable as they make me, here’s why they need to stay up — it’s actually very simple: 501 more words

Mark Podwal's Kaddish for Dabrowa Bialostocka

Poster for Bialystok exhibition of Podwal’s 18 prints “Kaddish for Dabrowa Bialostocka.” 

Art exhibition August 4 to August 28 at the Zamenhof Center, Bialystok, Poland.

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Young Frankenstein (1974)

We all know the story of Frankenstein and his monster. The two have become solidified in movie history as movie icons. But what about his grandson? 521 more words


The Timeless Humanity of The Elephant Man

Written by Connor Davey

The Elephant Man is a very powerful film. It stands out amongst other Lynch features both for its narrative simplicity, and its stark portrayal of humanity in its many guises. 787 more words


Forever Missing: Five Years Without Terry

Today is the fifth anniversary of suddenly losing my friend, Terry Kriebel Goodnight. I am very sad. We had so much more life and laughter to share. 470 more words

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Blooming Jewish Cheesecake with Tablets of the Law Crust

“Cheesecake is a divine reason to indulge in one’s Jewishness.” Self-proclaimed foodnik Nino takes us on a journey through religion, film, and history en route to his perfect cheesecake recipe.