Monthly Archives: August 2011

Film Review: Sarah’s Key

Films about the holocaust are always grim, but the French production Sarah’s Key adds a couple of  twists that increase the stress. The story begins in Paris in the summer of 1942 when the collaborationist Vichy government of France launches … Continue reading

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Slippery debaters and the square root of 2

It may seem odd, but I am going to introduce an ancient clever mathematical argument with a story about teenage promiscuity. Some years ago, a local radio host was interviewing a woman who wanted school sex education programs replaced with … Continue reading

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