Saturday, April 18, 2015 Nisan 29, 5775
Jews utilize comics to find a way to soar
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
If your idea of comic books is capes and tights and nefarious villains, then it's time to look again. As comic books and graphic novels have become an increasingly respected literary format in the past few decades, there's been a complementary trend in examining the Jewish connection to comics -- a medium that, like the film industry, began with no...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, Staff Writer
Necklaces with beads made of angora wool, jewelry boxes utilizing some of Frank Lloyd Wright's well-known architectural designs, 14-karat-gold-rimmed plates and bowls: These were just some of the objects on display at the annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, which just celebrated its 32nd year as a showcase for some of the best artists in the United States. But,...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
Over the past few years, the physical parameters of Philadelphia's art world have rapidly expanded, and the galleries of Northern Liberties now offer some of this city's hottest destinations for seeing cutting-edge contemporary art. "Global Warming at the Ice Box" denotes both an exhibition and a gallery. "The Icebox" is one gallery space at the Crane Arts Building, which houses...
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And funny, as Jackie Mason, the 'Ultimate Jew,' votes with jabs and japes
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Pull a lever, pull our leg: In the electoral college that is comedy, Jackie Mason is in no undecided state: He's McShuganah over McCain. Well, maybe not McShuganah, maybe he's overwhelmed about him, well, maybe not exactly overwhelmed, maybe a little happy ... But make no mistake: His stump speech is no ode to Obama. The erstwhile rabbi, whose congregation...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The thing about comic strips, said Yaakov Kirschen, is that "it's really hard to do, but it looks easy." Kirschen should know -- he's been the pen behind The Jerusalem Post's strip, called Dry Bones , for the last 35 years, and he brought his incisive wit and piercing pen to Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley Monday night. Jokes...
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