Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

An acerbic take on all things literary
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When it was announced in 1981 that Elias Canetti had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, people were mostly in the dark about who he was. At the time, he was 76 years old, a Sephardic Jew born in Bulgaria, living in England, with an array of books to his credit. In actuality, he was far less fashionably obscure...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
Dec. 24, 2004 - New York City: While Christians celebrate the big day, my Jewish friends and I attend one of the largest Jewish singles events in New York City, "The Ball." I had no great expectations. All I wanted to do was have fun, and maybe kiss a guy. I was planning to move to New York in the...
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Felix and Oscar and Max and Leo … Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick may be an odd couple of 'Producers,' but they somehow make it all work
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What or who could be an odder couple to celebrate the holidays than Chanukah and Christmas chafing up against each other on the same holy night? Maybe … Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick? The two gentile performers go bump in the night - every night - against Jewish Catskill schtick in an odd couple of projects these snow-blown days: Both...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
By nature, I'm not a competitive person. I don't understand the appeal of sports or beauty pageants. But as a music writer, I spend half of December relistening to the year's releases, giving one more listen to every song on every album, and then rating (on a five-point scale) the ones that make the first cut to come up with...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Halfway through the holiday, still looking for good gifts? Here are a number of new recordings for your Chanukah shopping list: The Philadelphia Orchestra's first release on the Ondine label, "The Philadelphia Orchestra/ Christoph Eschenbach," featuring "Concerto for Orchestra," by Bela Bartok; "Memorial to Lidice," by Bohuslav Martinu; and "Partita for Strings," by Gideon Klein, contains music that is meaningful...
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