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  • Musical Knights bring an Irish twist to Tanzanian relief

    Musical Knights bring an Irish twist to Tanzanian relief
    It's not often you hear of a traditional Irish band that features the name of an impoverished African nation in its title. But the Tanzania Ceili Band, which performs lively Irish music for social dancing, isn't your average group. The seven-member...
  • Artist's spirit takes wing at the Brecht house in Santa Monica

    Artist's spirit takes wing at the Brecht house in Santa Monica
    "I felt a creative spirit the first time I walked in this house," says Rina Welles of the 1921 Santa Monica house that was once home to renowned German playwright Bertolt Brecht. "I liked the energy." The foursquare house was where Brecht penned "The...
  • Special Seder gives voice to women from the Bible

    Special Seder gives voice to women from the Bible
    Why is the Passover Seder hosted by the sisterhood of B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield different from most other Seders? For starters, it is held one week before the official Passover celebration. Second, it is for women only. The sisterhood'...
  • Hacking incidents prompt universities to rethink balance between openness, security

    Hacking incidents prompt universities to rethink balance between openness, security
    In the two weeks between recent revelations that hackers stole data on students, alumni and faculty from the University of Maryland, College Park and the Johns Hopkins University, nearly 360,000 records were swiped in similar attacks at schools in...
  • Despite Auds' Dedication to Hand-Drawn Animation, CG Is Slowly Making Inroads in Japan

    The Japanese market loves homegrown hand-drawn animation: In 2013, six of the 10 top-earning domestic films were toons, with Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises," at $120 million, topping the list. And while the local biz has maintained its traditional...
  • First Machinima, Now Maker: Why Studios Suddenly Got Hot for MCNs

    All eyes are on the Los Angeles-based corner of the online video world known as multichannel networks (MCNs) right now as result of two major developments just this past week: reports of Disney in preliminary talks to acquire Maker Studios for $500...
  • Rachel Marsden: Why this Cold War reboot is different

    PARIS -- Russia and the West are both warning of the risk of escalation to a civil war in Ukraine between pro-Russian and pro-Western factions. Rhetoric is heating up, with each side referring to members of the other’s ground team as “...
  • Review: 'The Story of the Jews' by Simon Schama

    Review: 'The Story of the Jews' by Simon Schama
    The story of the Jews, involving so many grim waves of persecution, expulsion and mass murder, is not for the faint of heart. Neither is Simon Schama's account of both Jewish creativity and travails during antiquity and the Middle Ages. Schama's "The...
  • Second String: The real Kate Hansen smiles, shines through

    Second String: The real Kate Hansen smiles, shines through
    “When you talk to Kate Hansen, even if it’s just for 35 minutes or so, it doesn’t take that long to believe you’ve gotten to know her. And it takes even less time to know you’re going to root for her.” -Excerpt from...
  • Hansen: Photographs are telling a sad story

     Hansen: Photographs are telling a sad story
    The person who said a picture is worth a thousand words obviously did not try to sell the photo. Modern professional photographers are struggling, reeling from the onslaught of cheap digital equipment, ubiquitous camera phones and unrealistic consumer...
  • Wisconsin Indians make an open invitation

    Wisconsin Indians make an open invitation
    For decades parents had one-stop shopping when it came to showing their children the beauty, poignance and pageantry of the American Indian: the Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial along the Wisconsin River at Wisconsin Dells. The spectacle drew Indian...