Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775
This comedy cookie hears the big break coming … or is that just her water? - See more at: http://je.pliner.com/article/3717/On_the_Scene/#sthash.7E1cOUHG.dpuf
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Stella is a scream! And you don't have to be a Stanley Kowalski to understand why this street card with the desire to be the best is indeed one of the best. From Russia with Lvov … the Soviet Jewish émigré is more yuk-worthy than Yakov Smirnoff, giving new laugh line readings to the meaning of a pregnant pause. Baby...
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‘Wordplay’ plays out as action-adventure
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Ellen Ripstein doesn't have one cross word for The New York Times. Far from it, she says; she enjoys it. But, oh, does The New York Times have crosswords for Ellen Ripstein. No problem, she says; she enjoys them. Easy to see why. Every day's a down day for the very up Ripstein, who lets it rip in a prolix...
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A Bar Mitzvah boy playing "Hatikvah" on a kazoo while eating hummus from a jar? A wedding singer offering "It's Hard Out There for a Pimp"in Yiddish? A mime enacting a Jewish husband trying to get a word in during an argument? Well, it could happen. And it all could happen - conceivably - on "America's Got Talent," the new...
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There is a sense of poetic injustice to POV's "No More Tears Sister"; it is as if Wordsworth had written "Have I not reason to lament/ what man has made of man" while witnessing the human-made atrocities committed in Sri Lanka against its self-sacrificing humanitarian workers sacrificed at the altar of ignorance in an aura of fear. The episode, focusing...
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Bryn Mawr's Marta Kauffman has turned friend to a famous Holocaust hero. The "Friends" co-creator whose central perk from the series has been millions of bucks of profits and even more truckloads of fame and caffeine, is turning her interest in Jewish history into a documentary format. The one with the hero: Kauffman is teaming up with Roberta Grossman as...
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