Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

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Despite all the critical hoopla and applause, Eli Roth still can’t count on his actors to give him a hand. Most likely, they have none left. For Roth, whose macabre and mordant new movie is set for a “Hostel” takeover of screens Friday, Jan. 6, becoming a member of his acting company is tantamount to becoming a dismember. Blood, gore,...
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It's a minyan of mirth - and what better way to bring in the New Year than with gales of guffaws and loads of laughs! Fill up at Helium, the new Center City comedy club that's playing host to a slew of national names on the comedy circuit. And, now, 10 lucky "Sceners" - an "On the Scene" winner and...
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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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