The End of the Year and the End of the World

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The editors of Smith Magazine stop by to speak with the winners of our Six-Word Resolution Contest! Then, from the Left Behind series to movies like "2012" and "The Road," we’ll investigate the pop-culture phenomenon of fantasizing about the end of the world. Plus: we’ll speak to two documentarians whose film "Waiting for Armageddon" explores what daily life is like for people who really believe that the end is near.

Six-Word Resolutions

Can you tell us all of your plans, hopes, dreams, motivations, and mistakes you hope not to repeat in 2010 in just six words? Editors of Smith Magazine and the bestseller Six-Word Memoir book series, Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, pick the winners of our Six-Word Resolution Contest. ...

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End Times

From films like "2012" to the Left Behind book series, thoughts about the so-called End Times are everywhere. But why are we so excited to see our own demise? We'll explore this theme—and what real social, political, economic, or psychological problems our fascination with The End might indicate—with Professor Lee ...

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True Believers

What if you are really convinced that these are the End Times? How do you live your life? That's one of the themes explored in the new film "Waiting for Armageddon." We'll speak to two of the filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, who discovered that many ...

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Three Excellent Recipes from Tom Valenti's You Don't Have to be a Diabetic to Love this Cookbook

Do opposites attract in the kitchen the way they do in life? Based on the way asparagus—fresh, crunchy, and green—and mushrooms—earthy, woodsy, and soft—get on in this risotto, you’d have to answer yes. These two ingredients complement each other naturally, without calling attention to their union. There’s nothing revolutionary here, but every mouthful is a study in perfect balance, and I haven’t even mentioned the creamy rice yet.


Rozanne Gold's Favorite Recipes


Very Moist Zucchini-Banana Bread

You will love this cake, also called tea bread, as its mysterious flavor and moisture comes from a ripe banana and a zucchini!

1 large zucchini, about 10 ounces
2 extra-large eggs
3/4 cup turbinado sugar (or sugar in the Raw)
2/3 ...


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