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August 2011 Archives

Sometimes real life feels like a metaphor.  Sometimes it feels like a parable.  David L. Cook is the author of Seven Days in Utopia: Golf’s Sacred Journey.  He told me his story about his own time in the real-life town […]

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Linda Ellerbee’s news programs for kids on Nickelodeon are some of the best journalism for any age available today and very important for family viewing and discussion.  Tonight, she explains what happened on September 11, 2001 to children who were […]

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Stories are linear.  Part of what gives them their power is that we jettison the details that are distracting or unimportant.  But real life is messy.  That may not be as compelling, but is honest.  As we are told in […]

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You can turn your iPhone (or iPod Touch) into a 3D console with the MY3D Viewer for iPod touch and iPhone, a very nifty new gadget from Hasbro. It comes in black and white. According to CNET: Apple’s App Store […]

John Madden, director of “Shakespeare in Love” and “Proof,” came to Washington, D.C. to talk about his newest film, “The Debt.”  It is a remake of an Israeli film about three Mossad agents who are revered as heroes for capturing […]

And the competitors include….talk show diva Ricki Lake, Cher’s son Chaz Bono, TV host Nancy Grace, basketball player Ron Artest, Kristin Cavallari of “Laguna Beach,” Chynna Phillips of Wilson Phillips (and daughter of Michelle and John Phillips of The Mamas […]

As families get ready to start a new school year, it is a good opportunity to sit down and map out the rules for managing media, which should be posted in the kitchen and signed off on by both adults […]

Did you see the first glimpse of “The Hunger Games” on the VMAs?  What do you think?

Hulu has another new original series, “A Day in the Life.”  Documentarian Morgan Spurlock (“Supersize Me,” “Pom Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”) is spending time with fascinating people and showing us what one day looks like.  Want to […]

The Movie Clips website is not a place to visit if there is someplace you have to be. It is, however, a fabulous resource for watching favorite clips and discovering new ones.  It’s a genius idea.  They have actual human beings […]

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