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Fight With Love as Your Primary Weapon

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

An important question we need to ask ourselves, whether a conflict is personal or on a larger scale, is how can we best resolve them in ways that serve life for the greatest good?

Classic Films Booed At Cannes

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment

The often persnickety audiences at the Cannes Film Festival are so legendary that the Brooklyn Academy of Music has devoted an entire series to their ...

Tending to the Tree of Life in Spring

Donna Henes | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

The tree supports and centers our relationship with the earth and reminds us of our own connection to the sacred life source. In the tall and stately tree we can see a projection of our own best selves. We aspire to stand strong like the tree.

This Critic's 20-minute Rule

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Over the years, I've developed what I refer to as the 20-minute rule. It basically says that a movie that hasn't hooked me in the first 20 minutes probably isn't going to.

Critics React To Reclusive Director's Latest

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 06.09.2013 | Entertainment

"Wonder" has always been the word with Terrence Malick. He might be the most sought-after, high-budget art-house filmmaker on the planet, a director ...

Want More Than The Academy Awards? Introducing The Kabbalah Awards

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Based on Kabbalah's mystical Tree of Life, the Kabbalah Awards consist of 10 categories that correspond to the 10 emanations of Divine energy that make up the Tree of Life. Each winner illuminates the Divine in this world in his or her category.

Tu Bishvat: Moving From Light To Dark Green Environmentalism

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

While the present Jewish environment movement has been doing a very good job on educating and activating the Jewish community on the issues of food sustainability and energy conservation, there is still a great deal of work that needs to be done.

Don't Believe the Hype

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The dividing lines have already been drawn -- and continue to be drawn -- about what should or shouldn't be among the year-end awards contenders. And the biggest line, of course, has to do with The Master.

Walking on the Right Side: How Stable Is Your Gait?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

As a Tai Chi teacher, I have met many people who hold their energy in their upper bodies. As we get older, it becomes more and more important to maintain stability in walking and turning by lowering our energy below the waist.

The Best Travel Destinations Seen On Screen

Food & Wine | Posted 12.04.2012 | Travel
Food & Wine

Food & Wine names the best travel destinations seen on screen.

How To Stop The Internal Battle (And Find Joy And Harmony)

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

For many of us, we do not spend our days in harmony and joy. We tend to be in internal conflict. Our minds might be in one place while our bodies are in another. Our souls might long for a particular experience but we find all kinds of reasons to ignore that calling.

Tasting From the Trees of Knowledge

Doug Binzak | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

By truly experiencing the truth about trees, we understand the interconnected, interdependent nature of all life. No man could ever be an island unto himself, unless that island had some trees!

The Return of the Dark (K)Night: Can We Avoid It?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 10.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

I offer Sulam Chi, which means Ladder of Life Force Energy, as a simple, gentle, yet powerful tool to help you in your quest for balance and harmony in your life. Even if you have fallen badly and feel trapped in the darkness, you too can rise once again!

Laugh And Be Strong!

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Kabbalah's Tree of Life consists of 10 energy centers that are emanations of divine energy. Each one, called a sefirah, has many associations and qualities.

Are You Dancing With Life?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Being in the flow, also called being in the zone, is a remarkable state. When one is in it, no effort is required to create the results you want to achieve.

The Empire's Pretentious New Clothes

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home
Rick Ayers

What passes for profound in the dominant culture, the despair and demoralization of the privileged who are seeing it all slip away, is, I suppose, something that should make us sad.

Actress Jessica Chastain Has The Help to Get Her Award Noms

Brad Balfour | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

When actress Jessica Chastain attended the Sundance Film Festival more than a year ago, making the rounds for the film Take Shelter, she spoke on a pa...

Oscars Recipe: 'Tree Of Life' Chicken Scotch Eggs

Tori Haschka | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Tori Haschka

For a few of us disbelievers, the true appeal in the film lies in the fact that its natural food pairing is a Scotch Egg.

Oscars Made Easy: 'The Tree Of Life'

Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment

"The Tree of Life" Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography What's It About: Considering one of the film's stars had no c...

A Review Of The Tree Of Life -- The Trials Of Job And The Grace Of Mary

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.30.2012 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

The Tree of Life is serious enough to legitimately ask deep questions and powerful enough to make us think about them.

Add These to Your Oscars List...

Emma Seligman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Emma Seligman

Although there were some fantastic films I didn't expect to see on the nomination lists, like Midnight in Paris, I'm going to put in my two cents for the names that weren't called.

Top Ten Movies of 2011

Farihah Zaman | Posted 03.12.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

2011 was the rare and beautiful year that was so packed with surprising and innovative films, it was seriously difficult to boil it down to just ten.

2011 Year-End Wrap-Up Part III: Good Films You Missed

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.03.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

This is the third of several year-end wrap essays detailing the year in film. This time, it's about highlighting the good or great films that slipped under the radar somehow.

Newt, The Planet

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

The night after I saw Melancholia I had an awful dream. The dream, like the movie, featured a hitherto unknown planet, called Melancholia. Except, in my dream, the planet was Newt.

My Worst-Of List for 2011

Courtney Garcia | Posted 02.12.2012 | San Francisco
Courtney Garcia

Every year, as December draws to a close and everyone charts their "Best-Of" inventories, I prefer rather to reflect on the mistakes I made throughout the year. After all, the good was good. It probably won't happen again anyway.