On Passover, it's customary for the youngest child in the home to ask The Four Questions, including, "On all other nights, we eat either leavened or unleavened bread; why on this night only unleavened?"
The answer has to do with Charlton Heston and the parting of the Mississippi or something -- we ... More >>
The Jewish holiday of Passover starts tonight. Passover celebrates the Jews escaping Egypt and God smiting the cruel pharaoh in the process. Passover is also called "The Festival of Unleavened Bread."
According to the Torah, God sent ten plagues, punishing the pharaoh for not listening to Moses a ... More >>
With his 2009 film Sherlock Holmes, out on DVD today, Robert Downey, Jr. joins a long line of distinguished and, hmmm, sometimes odd, actors to play Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous detective. The first name that comes up is Basil Rathbone, who many consider the definitive Sherlock, making 14 ... More >>
There's been a whole lot of hooting and scorn from a nation who has watched as far-right-wingers have forced their odd, minority political views into Texas textbooks. There are some carping liberal complainers who think -- difficult as it may be to believe -- that Thomas Jefferson should be menti ... More >>
America has harbored an infatuation with the Turducken since John Madden mentioned it in a Thanksgiving Day broadcast several years back. The mere idea of a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken brings carnivores to their knees, thanking God, Charlton Heston, and their lucky stars ... More >>
Got flu? Hopefully not, and hopefully all this talk of pandemics and
Madagascar closing its borders are just media hysteria. Still, there's
nothing wrong with a little self-imposed isolation for you and the
family, so here are some timely cinematic selections for you to watch in
between hand-washin ... More >>