Mystery Movies for Hallmark?

Lately, I have been watching the Hallmark Movie Channel’s mystery features. In all these movies, murder comes a-calling to the smallest of towns and hamlets that dot the American landscape. And I’m not talking “Oops, […]

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Movie Commentary: The Ancient Greeks Did Not Fight in Speedos

300 makes my all-time fetid-movie list. While it is true that the Spartans heroically delayed the Persian invasion at Thermopylae, it is not true that: 1) All Persians were hideous, hairless, trolls. Most Persians probably […]

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A Modest Proposal for Peace in the Middle East

Shakshuka, a weapon for peace. Things remain chronically unstable and unpleasant in the Middle East. The Arab nations and Israel just haven’t gotten along as well as one might have hoped. Indeed one cannot look […]

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