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Landsman

the recommendation of a fellow synagogue goer, I am currently reading The Girl in Green, an international thriller that plays out in the Nineveh region of Iraq, which...

Alexa

I’m sure I’m not the only person disturbed by the TV ads for intelligent personal assistants like Alexa. I will admit, the ads are humorous, but like so much of the...

Central . . . library?

Last week, two local news outlets tackled the story of the Central Library on 14th and Broadway. Coincidence? Not likely, because apparently the problems there have...

A scene from Roald Dahl's The Twits, as illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Twits

other day, as I was typing “Twitter” into Google, I had a random thought: What would Roald Dahl make of tweeting? Why specifically Dahl? Because he wrote a book...

Better than royalty

The pithy commentator George Will had a great column this week in the Washington Post (reprinted in the Denver Post). The premise was simple: Would you rather live...

Dying breed?

They say we’re a dying breed. Journalists, that is, although technically speaking I am not one — I just work in the field. (Can you imagine an unlicensed doctor...

Property taxes

don’t think I’m the only person who isn’t crazy about property taxes. In parochial communities, especially, it can be a big issue because many children attend...

St. Petersburg

Technology Institute in St. Petersburg, the area where a deadly terrorist attack took place this week, is on the approach to the city center from the airport, at a major...

Herero genocide

1939, the day before signing the non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union, Adolf Hitler wrote that he had death squads at the ready to rid Poland of its people in order...

Sherry

gotten an unfair rap. Thanks to its prominence among Miss Marple-type Agatha Christie characters, the Spanish fortified wine is associated with older English grannies,...