Paula Duhatschek

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“I heard my dad say ‘Folk songs were the original social media.’ I believe this to be very true. Music will always be important; it is a reflection of who we are, who we were, and gives us the clarity to see who we can become.”

Dr. Ramer is bearded and ascotted while belting a show tune in a local production of The Pirates of Penzance. By day a scientist, by night an actor — this professor is an excellent model for following one’s dreams in a practical, balanced capacity.

And although watching The Hobbit or Harry Potter may not feel like a particularly stimulating activity, he says that people may in fact work harder when watching a fantasy movie to develop a sophisticated interpretation.

Pride and Prejudice is a classic that’s had to suffer through a lot of remixes. In the past 20 years, Jane Austen’s classic novel has been turned into a Renee Zellweger vehicle, a musical, a Bollywood musical and a parallel universe zombie epic.

For those who are unfamiliar, Rabbi Loeub explained that Shabbat is the Jewish Sabbath — a day of rest that begins on Friday evening and closes on Saturday night. For those 25 hours, observers refrain from doing any work.

Before there was Youtube, there was television. Before there was television, there was film. And before there was film, there was Eadweard Muybridge, who created the first moving pictures in the 19th century through stop-motion photography.

The movie concludes with Williams’ funeral, and a spontaneous group rendition of the movie’s namesake song, “I Saw the Light”. It’s another moment that would be almost unbearably melodramatic, if it weren’t for the fact that it actually happened.

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