It’s time for “The Talk” -- Julia Sweeney
Former Saturday night Live cast member Julia Sweeney relates the story of when her eight year old daughter began asking intuitive questions about sex. Enjoy!
The doubt essential to fatih -- Lesley Hazleton
By exploring the life of the Prophet Muhammad, the central figure in Islam, Lesley Hazleton learned that doubt is one of the most crucial feelings in belief. She pulls from history to show how without doubt, absolute conviction in one’s religious beliefs can lead to the argument that “they and they alone are right” -- an argument that has given rise to the suicide bombers, West Bank settlers, and homophobic bigots who have hijacked Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, respectively. She closes the talk with this powerful quote: “I can’t see that [Muhammad would] be anything but utterly outraged at the militant fundamentalists who claim to speak and act in his name in the Middle East and elsewhere today.”
The magic ingredient that brings Pixar movies to life -- Danielle Feinberg
Dive into the world of Pixar animation studios and discover how animators weave together math, science, a code to bring to life the worlds that we have come to know. Danielle Feinberg tells us her journey in creating some of the most iconic Pixar scenes, and also how “a girl suddenly [realized] not only is she a scientist, but also an artist.”
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