“I don’t quite see how they’re going to do it, but all right. Fine,” says Burstyn, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Chris MacNeil, mother to the demon-possessed Regan. “There are some pretty sensational things in the film. I don’t know if they can do them on television.
This year, Hanukkah comes especially early, beginning at sundown on Wednesday, Nov. 27. With the first full day of the holiday falling on Thursday, Nov. 28—also known as Thanksgiving this year—many practicing Jews are embracing the idea of a megaholiday.
I recently sat down at a holiday table. It wasn’t one adorned with a beautiful centerpiece, or the finest and artfully assembled china, crystal, and linens. It was a round designer’s work table at interior designer Joan Hawkins’ Fondren studio and fabric library.
Don Feusner ran dairy cattle on his 370-acre slice of northern Pennsylvania until he could no longer turn a profit by farming. Then, at age 60, he sold all but a few Angus and aimed for a comfortable retirement on money from drilling his land for natural gas instead.
news that the University of Colorado Boulder has created an Office of Industry Collaboration may send shivers up a few faculty spines, conjuring images of selling the university to the highest bidder, compromising academic freedom in the name of the almighty dollar, or allowing sponsoring companies to squelch research findings they don’t like.
Astronomers describe in the June 27 issue of Nature the discovery of a star in the intermediate evolutionary stage between a red giant and a white dwarf. This sun, J0247–25B, also pulsates in a way not seen before, which can help scientists learn about the star’s interior.
In the first study, which appeared online in Astronomy & Astrophysics, astronomers confirmed that a member of a triplestar system, the low-mass sun Gliese 667C, hosts at least six planets, including three that orbit in the star’s habitable zone where liquid water could exist.
Writer David Templeton takes interesting people to interesting movies in his ongoing quest for the ultimate post-film conversation. This is not a review; rather, it’s a freewheeling, tangential discussion of life, alternative ideas and popular culture.

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Writer David Templeton takes interesting people to interesting movies in his ongoing quest for the ultimate post-film conversation. This is not a review; rather, it’s a freewheeling, tangential discussion of life, alternative ideas and popular culture.
“It was super hopeless,” recalls Toubin from a pit stop in Kingston, N.Y. “If you play guitar, you can always borrow another. But if you play records and they don’t show up, there’s no gig. Anyhow, somehow they found them, and got them to me right before I went [onstage].
Time has had a way of making Mike Doughty more comfortable with his past. In the ’90s, Doughty was the lead singer and guitar player for Soul Coughing, a quirky alt-rock outfit steeped in jazz influence and heroin.
There’s a new gun nut in town. Once upon a time you could find him wandering gentrifying neighborhoods in skinny jeans and a retro T-shirt carrying an armload of vinyl in one arm and pushing a fixed-gear bike with the other.