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Oh man, have we ever got a hot feud for you today! Yes, sir. Seems that President-elect Donald Trump , after leading crowd after crowd in a lusty chorus of “Lock her up!” during the presidential campaign, isn’t really feeling that whole “prosecute Hillary Clinton for emails” thing anymore.

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Which Trump? Early Signs Not Good

17Nov

Optimists are hoping for a Trump makeover. They cling to his brief victory remarks suggesting that he wants to be the “president of all the people.” In his 60 Minutes interview following the election Trump said that the protestors were out in the streets because “they do not know me.” They recall his statement some months ago that he had to say outlandish things in order to get greater media attention and reach more people than his Republican primary competitors. Character and personality are not prone to change in most people

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It doesn’t matter whether Christians are part of the conversation or not, social media brings out the best and the worst of the online community.

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Movie Review – Jackie K Cooper “Inferno” (Sony Pictures) In the right role, when Tom Hanks is good he is very, very good.

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Donald Trump: Faded Diva or Aging Lothario?

29Oct

For the past eighteen months, political pundits have been struggling to get a fix on the personality of Donald Trump, without much success. Their problem is that they live in the world of politics, where power and influence are the ultimate commodity.

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Zaki’s Review: Inferno

28Oct

When I reviewed The Da Vinci Code ten years ago , I found the feature adaptation of Dan Brown’s best-selling novel beset with glacial pacing and a decidedly un-cinematic structure. Despite my many qualms, director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks (turning in his usual thoroughly reliable performance as Brown’s hero, Harvard Professor Robert Langdon), certainly weren’t among Da Vinci ‘s problems. When the pair reunited three short years later for follow-up Angels & Demons  (based on Brown’s first Langdon novel), it seemed to mostly address the pacing problems of the previous installment, and I found it mostly engrossing (albeit mostly forgettable too).

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Why Athletes Are Angels

13Oct

October is upon us and so is another year wondering, hoping and praying that the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.

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An out-of-control brush fire consumed hillsides around the Santa Clarita Valley near Los Angeles over the weekend, charring 33,000 acres  and destroying more than a dozen structures in the region.  One person was found dead  inside a burned vehicle, although it was unclear if the fire was to blame. More..

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What Is Revelation?

15May

Revelation, classically understood . noun . Concealed information, inaccessible to unaided human intelligence, requiring supernatural disclosure through oracular and literary media, and occurring long ago

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(Reuters) – The 17-year-old daughter of late actor Paul Walker has reached a $10.1 million settlement with the estate of the man driving the car that crashed and killed them both in 2013, her attorney said on Friday. Walker was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Roger Rodas when the car, traveling at speeds of 80 to 93 miles per hour (129 to 150 kilometers per hour), careened into trees and a utility pole in Santa Clarita, northwest of Los Angeles.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A 3-month-old baby was shot in the face and died on Tuesday when gunfire erupted on a Los Angeles street, law enforcement officials said.

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Kennings: I’ve Made a Little List

10Feb

The American Heritage Dictionary defines a kenning as “a figurative, usually compound expression used in place of a name or noun, especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry.” In a recent article about metaphor and law , I had occasion to list a few favorite kennings. However, that pleasure reminded me of two sources of displeasure. First, I’ve yet to find an ample yet convenient inventory of old kennings and their kin.

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Prince Mashele , University of Pretoria The Portuguese set foot in South Africa in the 15th century, and the Dutch settled at the “Cape of Storms” in 1652 . But the noses of the first interlopers into southern Africa were not sharp enough to fore-smell Kimberley’s hidden diamonds or the Witwatersrand’s entombed gold

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Paul Krugman has joined the self-appointed political grownups closing ranks around Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders. In a piece titled “How Change Happens, ” the liberal economist and New York Times columnist insists, “The question Sanders supporters should ask is, When has their theory of change ever worked?” That must be right. It’s an excellent, sober, adult question.

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Pretty Bras That Actually Come In Large Sizes

21Ene

Finding a pretty bra in a large size can be a total nightmare. For some reason, once you hit a D cup, all the offerings become, well, underwhelming.

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How a Blessng of Light Enriches Your Marriage

08Ene

“Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.” – Henry David Thoreau Performing a wedding ceremony is a blessing for me. I love the weddings I officiate, and the couples I meet for them

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WASHINGTON — Thought the Keystone XL pipeline was dead? Think again.

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As the world continues to grapple with the tragic events that unfolded in Paris on Friday night, stories from survivors have offered a sober reminder of the terrible violence that comes with acts of terrorism. Isobel Bowdery, who was attending a concert at the Bataclan, where 89 people were killed , shared this powerful post about her terrifying experience. As of this writing, it has gotten nearly 1 million likes and over 370,000 shares

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Daily Meditation: Devotional Music

09Nov

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice.

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Blue Angels Circling Alcatraz Island Why is October the best month in San Francisco?

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“We each have two lives. The second begins When we realize we have only one.” Rabbi Margot Stein’s son Aryeh died six months ago, and she unfolded her grief on Yom Kippur by facing the prayer “Unataneh tokef – Who shall live, who shall die?” She is a writer and singer of Jewish music, including the songs for an eco-Jewish musical drama, “Guarding the Garden.” She is developing new approaches to Jewish education for developmentally disabled children. Rabbi Stein is a member of the Board of The Shalom Center

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This review first appeared in The National Book Review By Madeleine Blais Make Your Home Among Strangers By Jennine Capo Crucet St.

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This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global Invest Her . You have to see what you can be. “Does gender hold you back?

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When my husband and I brought our first baby boy home from the hospital exactly 13 years ago, everything was perfect: the nursery color (a light yellow I had made my husband re-paint after his initial choice turned out to be more highlighter than moonlight), the crib bedding that we wouldn’t actually use for a year, the glider that — for no apparent reason — cost more than any other piece of furniture in our house. I had washed every single pure cotton onesie in dye-free, scent-free, everything-free detergent and folded them in neat piles next to our diaper stacker filled with pristine newborn diapers. I had my Boppy at the ready, and my husband and I were freshly educated in CPR, swaddling and car seat safety.

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Lincoln 2.0?

22Ago

Will we at some point in the future elect an artificial intelligence (AI) to higher office? Would you ever vote for an algorithm to represent you in Congress, to manage your city, to be your President? Could we ever vote for an Abraham Lincoln 2.0 – an artificial intelligence built to replicate the decision making style of one of our most accomplished Presidents ?

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An elevated section of Interstate 10 collapsed Sunday amid heavy rains in the California desert, injuring one driver, stranding many others, and halting travel for thousands by cutting off both directions of a main corridor between Southern California and Arizona.

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Great Conversations: Demian Bichir

13Jul

I sat down with actor Demian Bichir during the final months of 2008, when he was appearing in “The Waters of Babylon” at the Geffen Playhouse. Since then, Bichir has become a recognizable face north of the U.S.-Mexico border following his lauded turn in 2011’s indie hit “A Better Life,” for which he was tapped with a Best Actor Oscar nomination. DEMIAN BICHIR DRINKS FROM THE WATERS OF BABYLON , FIGHTS A REVOLUTION WITH CHE AND TAKES A WALK IN THE WEEDS A native of Mexico City, actor Demian Bichir is currently batting a triple with two high-profile supporting roles on the big and small screen, as well as the male lead (co-starring with Shannon Cochran) in Robert Schenkkan’s play By the Waters of Babylon , which is currently onstage at The Geffen Playhouse.

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Great Conversations: Lauren Hutton

12Jul

I interviewed model/actress Lauren Hutton in late 2007 at her home in Venice, CA. Hutton greeted me wearing a gingham workshirt, battered jeans and no make-up, hair pulled back. She was and is one of the most beautiful humans I’ve ever had the pleasure of laying eyes on.

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If you have ever questioned the enormity and the drama of our universe, these photos will set you straight. The Royal Museums Greenwich in London selected these 17 stunning images, from more than 2,700 entries, to be considered for their annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition .

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Happy birthday, Al Pacino! The titan of American cinema, who’s also a father of three, turns 75 on Saturday, April 25. Over the past five decades, Pacino has brought to life some of Hollywood’s most memorable characters: Michael Corleone in “The Godfather,” Frank Serpico in “Serpico,” Big Boy Caprice in “Dick Tracy,” Ricky Roma in “Glengarry Glen Ross” and Roy Cohn in “Angels in America,” just to name a few. In 1993, Pacino won a Best Actor Oscar for his performance as Frank Slade in “Scent of a Woman.” More…

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The Silent Cry of Bethlehem

27Dic

Bethlehem has always loomed large in our imagination. For generations, the feelings evoked by this town have been captured in multiple art forms, serving to inspire both believers and non-believers with its message of hope and the joyful promise of new life

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Taylor Swift joined her supermodel BFFs at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to perform “Blank Space” and “Style” on Tuesday night. She was the first and last musical guest to hit the runway at the show, which was taped in London last week and also included performances by Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Hozier

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Since Tony Kushner could be considered to know best, why not quote what he says he admired after seeing Ivo van Hove’s revival of the playwright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America , at the Brooklyn Academy of Music: “It had this feeling of being stripped to its absolute bare bones.” I particularly choose Kushner’s remark because it jibes neatly with my primary reason for liking what van Hove and his designer Jan Versweyveld have done for Toneelgroep Amsterdam with the best American play of the ’90s.

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In the September issue of Glamour magazine , Olivia Wilde — who welcomed baby Otis with fiancé Jason Sudeikis in April — talks about her experience breastfeeding her 4-month-old.

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Talk about awkward tweets: On Monday night, July 21, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water accidentally tweeted an auto-generated tweet from Kim Kardashian’s new game, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.” That’s right — in between tweets about clean water and toxic algae nestled a tweet that proved whomever is running the account is trying to rise to virtual stardom, which is almost as important as trying to rid the country of water-related diseases.

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Prayer is a powerful practice, as many who do it regularly can attest to. But in addition to being a powerful personal practice, prayer can play a role in strengthening even the most diverse communities, according to a new study led by a University of Connecticut sociologist Ruth Braunstein, Richard L. Wood from the University of New Mexico and Brad R

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Filed under: Béisbol , Alex Rodríguez , Albert Pujols Derek Jeter pegó un jonrón de tres carreras y el dominicano Iván Nova ganó su 14ta decisión consecutiva para que los Yanquis de Nueva York derrotaran el domingo 11-5 a los Angelinos de Los Angeles. Raúl Ibáñez aportó un largo cuadrangular y Jeter conectó un doble durante una ofensiva de cuatro carreras que contribuyó a que los Yanquis ganaran dos de los tres encuentros de la serie. Los Yanquis y los Angelinos figuran entre los favoritos en la disputa por el banderín de la Liga Americana.

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Filed under: Béisbol , Albert Pujols Albert Pujols se presentó el lunes para iniciar su primera pretemporada con los Angelinos de Los Angeles.

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