FROM Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Breaking away from ultra-Orthodox Judaism What happens when young Jews try to leave their ultra-Orthodox community? They’ve spent their entire lives living in a separate reality, and in some cases, not even learning English. But living outside that world can be alienating and confusing.
Botox and Emotion Botox: The telltale frozen foreheads and cheeks are ubiquitous symbols of vanity and status here in L.A. But recently, researchers have looked at other, non-cosmetic uses for Botox. One study published this year bolstered a theory that the injections may help relieve depression. The idea is that when our faces are less able to express negativity, our feelings follow along.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.