Stark, virtuoso filmmaking from the king Orson Welles. I love his performance as Hank Quinlan. His commitment to being portrayed as fat, disgusting and horrible is pretty extraordinary. 196 more words
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To escape the edict of Egypt’s Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. 226 more words
Google is commemorating the 155th anniversary of the Pony Express with a nifty little snatch-the-mail-sacks-without-running-into-a-rock-or-a-cactus-or-an-outlaw video game and some links about the short-lived mail service. (Judging from this game, my daughter’d make a lot better Pony Express rider than I would.) 89 more words
Passover is a holiday of many names; one of them is ‘Chag Ha-Che’rut’ which is Hebrew for ‘the holiday of freedom.’.
The reason for this name is, of course, the story of the Exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt – where they were slaves for a long time… 258 more words