Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775

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Ethel Hofman, JE feature
I simply fell in love with Mykonos, the tiny Greek island set like a sparkling jewel in the sun-dappled Aegean sea. Approaching from the water, Mykonos, bathed in brilliant sunshine is fairytale enchantment. The year-round population is 6,600; in season, the numbers swell to more than 100,000. But the island is refreshingly unspoiled. Tiny storefronts leading into bakeries, confectioners, artisan...
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In early November, The New York Times ran an article about fashion photographer Lillian Bassman, who was, in the 1940s and '50s, a leading light at Harper's Bazaar , where her striking, experimental fashion images first appeared. Then, as times and tastes changed, she fell into obscurity, and almost stopped taking pictures altogether. A small number of photographic connoisseurs remembered...
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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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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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"Munich" is far from a popcorn movie for Dr. Benjamin Berger, albeit one salted with the tears of memory. Indeed, the refrain, "It's just a movie," takes on a sad, dissatisfying, Tinseltown twist for this doctor from Shaker Heights, Ohio. For the elderly Berger, "Munich," after all, is not just a movie. It's family history. Berger's son, David, was the...
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