Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Wherever wars rage, losses abound -- in lives, in economy and in culture. In Iraq and Afghanistan, for example, decades of ongoing fighting have jeopardized the artifacts of two civilizations that span thousands of years of history. To explore the effect of conflict on the cultural heritage of these two nations, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology...
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Claiming that his reputation has been damaged and that his First Amendment rights were violated, a former art student at Penn State University is suing the institution over the cancellation of his painting exhibit, which depicted anti-Semitism, Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism in Palestinian society. Joshua Stulman, a 24-year-old native of Elkins Park, found himself at the center of controversy last...
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A trolley zipped down West Philadelphia's Mantua Avenue Sunday morning, past dozens of vacant lots, cracked sidewalks and stately, yet somewhat faded, old row homes. Turning a corner, however, the trolley emerged at an entirely different scene: a giant mural splashed with electric blue and deep purple hues, painted into a collage of swirling butterflies, sunny dandelions and gently rolling...
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Ryan Teitman
For years, newspaper comic strips have depicted the hijinks that ensue when cartoon families venture though the highs and lows of everyday life. But none had ever portrayed the daily grind from the perspective of a Jewish-American family -- that is, until Edge City . Created by Terry and Patty LaBan of Wyncote, Edge City has run in newspapers since...
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Go online and rent some celebrity status
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Diana Vilibert, JE Feature
If you've got it, flaunt it. And if you don't -- rent it. With the help of companies like Bag Borrow or Steal, From Bags to Riches and Borrowed Bling, which rent out designer bags and jewelry, almost anyone can look like a VIP without paying for it. "I wanted to bring Hollywood movie-star glamour to every American woman," said...
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