Not obvious ones like Ben Affleck’s Gigli or George Clooney’s Batman & Robin. How about Johnny Depp as a horny teen in a sex-romp called Private Resort or Sandra Bullock making sweet jungle love in the cheapo adventure Fire on the Amazon or Brad Pitt as the lovelorn high school jock in Cutting Class…
Maybe Woody Allen’s best (or Annie Hall or Midnight in Paris or…) and it’s a Thanksgiving film about family, renewal, and the resilience of the human heart. I share that crush on Lee. Well, really it is a crush on Barbara Hershey.
Critics’ Picks: Hannah and Her Sisters with A. O. Scott
The i-lab, as it is known by abbreviation, began as a response to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s desire to introduce more innovation spaces Boston.
The i-lab’s Nov. 18 opening offered the promise of raising the next generation of startup CEOs right. The building itself not only includes classrooms for study and academic research, but also large meeting rooms available for co-working and project development for the students. But that is only the tip of the iceberg; the engine behind the i-lab is its strong partnerships with local business associations such as the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, which will provide for one-on-one coaching, workshops and training with a community of mentors.
Although the Thanksgiving festivities celebrated by the Pilgrims and a tribe of Wampanoag Indians happened in 1621, it wasn’t until 1789 that the newly sworn-in President George Washington declared, in his first presidential proclamation, a day of national “thanksgiving and prayer” for that November.
The holiday fell out of custom, though, and by the mid 1800s only a handful of states officially celebrated Thanksgiving, on a date of their choice.
It was the editor of a women’s magazine, Sarah Josepha Hale, a widow and the author of the poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” who campaigned for a return of the holiday. For 36 years, she wrote articles about the Plymouth colonists in her magazine, trying to revive interest in the subject, and editorials suggesting a national holiday. Hale wrote to four presidents about her idea — Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, and Buchanan — before her fifth letter got notice.
In 1863, exactly 74 years after Washington had made his proclamation, President Lincoln issued his own, asking that citizens “in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise.”
hosted by Brian Greene from his book of the same title. This was part 2 on “Time and Experience” which deals with something we all think about (perhaps too much) and yet don’t really understand.
I have read a lot on the topic of time, particularly time travel which has long fascinated me. I have read many versions of the “time as a river” flowing past us (the observer) with the past downstream and the future upstream.
In this program, Greene talks about the “Frozen River” and questions whether time really does “flow.” What is interesting in this approach is that it touches on some ideas that we might once have read as fringe science or new age non-science…
It’s the birthday of French writer, satirist, the embodiment of the 18th-century Enlightenment, Voltaire (1694-1778) - pseudonym of François-Marie Arouet.
Voltaire is remembered as a crusader against tyranny and bigotry.
Compared to Rousseau’s rebelliousness and idealism, Voltaire’s world view was more skeptical, but both of their ideas influenced deeply the French Revolution. Voltaire disliked Rousseau and wrote this little nasty to him in 1761: “One feels like crawling on all fours after reading your work.”
…As the line between virtual and classroom-based learning continues to blur, some see Stanford’s move as a sign that so, too, will the line between secondary and higher education. Several other universities — though none with the pedigree of Stanford — already operate online high schools, a development that has raised some questions about expertise and motives…