The story of Anne Frank has become a universal tale, and her diary has become one of the world's most famous books. No matter how many times you read the story — of Anne and her family hiding in an…attic in Amsterdam — your heart breaks every time. If Anne Frank's tale is so universal, her story so well known, her name forever associated with the tragedies of the Holocaust, why is a graphic adaptation needed? Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaption does not diminish the original, but enhance it. Ari Folman (words) and David Polonsky… >> Read More
“You shall observe my commandments and live by them.” This biblical phrase is often used in conjunction with the Jewish idea of pikuach nefesh (saving a life) — namely, that Jewish law can be…set aside to protect a person’s health or safety. I’ve long been familiar with the verse — but it has taken me nearly two decades to truly understand what this means. Let’s go back to Yom Kippur 2000. I was in college, and in treatment for anorexia nervosa. I had been hospitalized and released, but I… >> Read More
Superstar and super-mom Pink (real name: Alecia Beth Moore) doesn't leave her kids at home when she tours. Her children with husband Carey Hart — Jameson, 18 months, and Willow, 7 — have…accompanied her on "Beautiful Trauma" tour since it kicked off last summer. As the singer told Reese Witherspoon on her new talk show, Shine With Reese, "Going on tour with children is really tricky. It’s exhausting. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, But I’m very, very fortunate that I get to bring my kids with me and… >> Read More
In an interview with Recode published on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg got into the subject of "fake news." It didn't go well.
"As abhorrent as some of this content can be, I do think that it gets…down to this principle of giving people a voice," Zuckerberg said, adding that Facebook's guidelines of removing something from the platform are "if it’s going to result in real harm, real physical harm, or if you’re attacking individuals, then that content shouldn’t be on the platform." From there, the interviewer pushes him, asking, "'Sandy Hook… >> Read More
It’s possible you haven’t yet heard about RIE, the hottest new parenting trend, but trust us: You will.
RIE is an acronym for Resources for Infant Educarers (and, no, that’s not a typo).…It’s a parenting philosophy that is recently gaining traction, thanks to endorsements from celebrities such as Tobey Macguire, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Hank Azaria. The parenting method has been featured in articles in Vanity Fair and the New York Post, as if you need further proof that RIE has “arrived,” a new parenting center that’s… >> Read More