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3:35pm

Sat October 18, 2014
Movie Interviews

The Man Who Coined 'Genocide' Spent His Life Trying To Stop It

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 5:40 pm

Edet Belzberg's other films include the documentaries Children Underground and The Recruiter.
Music Box Films

The world has grown far too familiar with genocide; as mass killings have claimed countless lives, the word has become ingrained into our vocabularies.

But the term didn't exist until 1943, when Polish lawyer Raphael Lemkin coined it — pairing the Greek "genos," meaning race or family, with the Latin "-cidere," for killing. Lemkin, who witnessed the massacres of the early 20th century, spent his life campaigning to make the world acknowledge and prosecute the crime.

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3:35pm

Sat October 18, 2014
Author Interviews

A Funny Philosopher Tackles A Tough Query: 'Does Santa Exist?'

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 4:24 pm

Eric Kaplan has written for various shows, including The Big Bang Theory, Futurama and Flight of the Concords.
Stephanie Diani Dutton

Eric Kaplan has a long resume in TV comedy, from writing for Futurama and David Letterman to his current gig as a co-executive producer for The Big Bang Theory.

He's also on his way to a Ph.D. in philosophy from UC Berkeley.

That combination of livelihoods led to his strange and delightful new book, Does Santa Exist?: A Philosophical Investigation. It combines humor and intellectual heft as it tries to explain people's seemingly contradictory beliefs about jolly old Saint Nicholas.

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6:03am

Sat October 18, 2014
Music Interviews

Primus: Music Makers, Dreamer Of Dreams

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 4:24 pm

Primus' new album is titled Primus & The Chocolate Factory.
Chapman Baehler Courtesy of the artist

4:33pm

Fri October 17, 2014
This Week's Must Read

Oscar Pistorius' Sentencing And The Classic True Crime Novel

Twenty years after 0.J. Simpson's "Trial Of The Century," another murder trial featuring a global sports star has taken its place in the spotlight.

The crime in question is that of double amputee and superstar Oscar Pistorius, who shot and killed his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Pistorius escaped a murder charge, but he was convicted of culpable homicide. His sentencing hearing has been going on all week.

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4:26pm

Fri October 17, 2014
Business

As Gas Prices Drop, Hybrid Sales Shift Into Low Gear

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 6:19 pm

Sales of traditional hybrids, plug-ins and all-electric cars are down about 5 percent in 2014 — while truck and SUV sales have jumped.
Mark Ralston AFP/Getty Images

The recent drop in gas prices may be good for consumers, but it's not such good news for hybrid car sales.

Even before gas prices started to slide, hybrid sales were falling — all while sales of trucks, SUVs and luxury sedans have been on the rise.

That relationship between gas prices and sales is "rather remarkable," says John Krafcik, president of the website TrueCar. "During months when gas prices are low, less fuel-efficient cars tend to take a greater share of the market and vice versa. It's a fairly one-to-one relationship."

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