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What could be better than getting paid to watch movies?

What could be better than getting paid to watch movies?

HOWIE Movshovitz occupies an empty table at the Tattered Cover LoDo. Lost in thought, he pays scant attention to patrons lining up for their morning espresso. But people notice him. “Hey,” they whisper, “isn’t that Howie Movshovitz?”

Movshovitz’s portfolio overflows like an oversized container of hot buttered popcorn. The film critic for Colorado Public Radio contributes features on National Public Radio, directs film education at UCD’s College of Arts & Media and is artistic director of Denver’s Silent Movie Festival.

One of two faculty leaders at the Telluride Film Festival’s Student Symposium, the former Denver Post film reviewer curates the monthly Tattered Cover-CPR film series and was instrumental in establishing the popular Starz FilmCenter.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 August 2013 10:14 )

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Homeschooling: Learning, an organic, flowing process

Homeschooling: Learning, an organic, flowing processA FEW years back, when Nachshon and Shoshana Zohari made their first tentative steps to educate their children by themselves, they weren’t entirely sure how to go about it. They had researched the practice known as “homeschooling,” but there were still a number of unanswered questions. After all, both parents had themselves been educated in standard classrooms in everyday schools. “We didn’t have any other model,” says Shoshana, a stay-at-home mom who considers being her kids’ pr...

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 August 2013 08:21 )

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Holocaust instructions: a DU mission

Holocaust instructions: a DU mission EDUCATION & CULTURE Leland Huttner is a man on a mission: To teach the Holocaust, and to ensure that its lessons are not forgotten. It is a mission with a two-fold objective: To create a beautiful physical place where the lessons of the Holocaust can be taught and learned, and to support and enable an educator to teach those lessons to the generations of the future. And it is a mission with a very specific focus: the University of Denver.
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The victory of Jewish music over evil

The victory of Jewish music over evil EDUCATION & CULTURE ON a summer’s day in 1999, Prof. Joshua Jacobson raised his hands to conduct the Zamir Chorale of Boston in a sunlit courtyard at Auschwitz. No one else was around. “For many of us,” Jacobson gently reminded the ensemble, “this is how we pray.” So they prayed. Voices soared in unison until one by one they broke under the unbearable weight of history. The conductor continued moving his arms as tears lodged inarticulate stones in countless throats. “People ...
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Solomon reinvents original passion

Solomon reinvents original passion EDUCATION & CULTURE MICHAEL Solomon really doesn’t mind if you don’t understand his paintings. Lots of people don’t, he says. But they still enjoy them. He also doesn’t mind if you understand them in ways different from his own. He points to one red-dominated painting. One might see a rose within its abstract forms, he agrees. Others might see violence. Or passion.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 August 2012 09:52 )

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