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Houdini's Daddy Issues

Houdini's Daddy Issues

By Curt Schleier

In the History Channel’s ‘Houdini’ miniseries, the famous escape artist is played by Adrien Brody. But not even the Academy Award winner can make his character seem real.

Temple Mount: Eliza Burbank stands at the Dome of the Rock with skies clear.

Hedging Their Bets

By Yardain Amron

When the Gaza war broke out, Michigan State students worried their summer trip to Israel would be cut short. They were right — nervous administrators pulled the plug on the program.

Grimm Tale: The twin boys in Janos Szaz’s film remain stoic as they learn how to steal, blackmail and, eventually, kill.

Stuff of Nightmares

By Anna Goldenberg

‘The Notebook,’ a coming-of-age drama set in wartime Hungary and based on the bestseller by Agota Kristof, reminds Anna Goldenberg of childhood nightmares.

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