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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

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By Randy A. Salas


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) There are nearly two months to go before a couple of lucky stiffs get their Academy Awards for best screenplay on Feb. 25. Right now, the writers who matter are the Oscar bloggers, who create the buzz that studios need to keep their campaigns humming. In years past, the studios controlled the conversation with "For Your Consideration" campaigns, but the Internet has changed everything. Now the studios invite bloggers to early screenings, ersatz DVD parties and cozy Q&As with Oscar contenders. These are a few of the main players:

PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, LOS ANGELES TIMES

Risky Biz Blog reporter.blogs.com/risky

Hollywood Reporter columnist Anne Thompson knows the business, so when she deals with the Oscars (only one of the blog's regular topics) she speaks with authority. Unlike most of the competition, she actually does shoe-leather reporting. A recent post about a "World Trade Center" bash at Morton's was a model of how to work a room, with Thompson getting a fascinating insight from financier Moritz Borman (European audiences are turning against U.S. movies as well as U.S. foreign policy) while shrewdly gauging the movie's Oscar hopes. This blog is a must morning read.

Gold Derby goldderby.latimes.com

Reading Tom O'Neil on the Los Angeles Times' award site is like cozying up under the covers to watch a Joan Crawford movie -- it's a high-camp experience. Although steeped in academy lore, he's the poster boy for the trivialization of Oscar coverage. Every minor item is an eye-popping scoop, whether O'Neil is touting Catherine O'Hara in "For Your Consideration" or "Factory Girl's" Sienna Miller, whom he claims "is coming on strong as a late-breaking Oscar rival -- some gurus even dare to say front-runner -- in the best-actress derby." My favorite O'Neil headline: "Did Oscar Break Up Reese and Ryan?"

Hollywood-Elsewhere www.hollywood-elsewhere.com

Blogging is supposed to be personal, but too often Jeffrey Wells tells us more than we want to know about what's going on in his life, including how the tape of his chat with "The Queen's" Michael Sheen was ruined "by clattering dishes and the loud, insistent voices of three or four women sitting two tables away." I admire Wells' pit bull-like tenacity but could do without his delusions of grandeur, as in his recent boast that he was "very satisfied -- I can even say comforted -- that I was part of the team that ... took down 'Munich.' "

The Hot Blog www.mcnblogs.com/thehotblog

David Poland spends most of his time deriding the print media's feeble attempts at covering the award racket. Alas, his coverage leaves something to be desired, as with this recent bizarre Oscar musing: "Even the fumbling, slightly irritating bedmates from Toronto couldn't be sent on their way, never to be clumsy again, because what if the frogs turned out to be princes/princesses and we were too stupid to see it and sent them away too soon and someone else became their famous mate?" Poland is so dismissive of everyone else's scoops that Wells once wrote that if Jesus Christ floated down from the heavens onto the White House South Lawn, Poland would say, "Is anyone really surprised by this?"

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Randy A. Salas is a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Do you have a favorite Web site or a question about how to find something on the Internet? Send a note by clicking here.



Previously:

Freaky food forays
Best of 2006 online
Missed marketing
H.G. Wells’ legacy endures
A quest for dragons
E-mails you've sent
In the news
It's free!
Websites that help you find books that are right for you
Coping with illness
Some serious face time
Some serious face time
In reply to your e-mail ...
Turn your handwriting into a computer-based font that will allow you to churn out homespun greetings
Music for everyone
'Elusive planet' can be viewed clearly from Earth with the naked eye
Central characters
E-mail @ 35
Idle chatter
Funny money
Classic artwork in motion
For an unusual Thanksgiving
Your slip is showing
Best of the worst
Test your mind power
Remain anonymous

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