Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

Offbeat musings on arts, culture and Philadelphians
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Now at Bat … You may have read elsewhere that Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld’s baby boy, born on Aug. 22, was named Shepherd. But, TLW got the real inside scoop. His name is Seven. Just Keep on Walken! An online claim and special Web site to the contrary, Christopher Walken is not running for the presidency of the United States...
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A sweetener with a style all its own
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Andrew Schloss
Squeamish readers, beware! Honey is the only food that comes to us predigested. The conversion of flower nectar to honey starts as soon as a bee gathers it. It is carried back to the hive, where it is dispensed into the mouths of young bees, who breathe across it, causing it to dehydrate and thicken slightly. As they roll this...
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When readers become deeply attached to a popular or classic novel, they're often not happy with what's done to it when it's adapted to film. The more beloved the work, in fact, the more extreme the reaction. But I just discovered that the reverse is sometimes true. When you're not so impressed with a piece of fiction, it can, at...
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Offbeat musings on arts, culture and Philadelphians
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Arresting Developments It’s time for Martha! (And TLW is not talking about the “doing time” variety.) With her two shows set to premiere in the next two weeks — the syndicated “Martha,” Sept. 12; and NBC’s “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart,” Sept. 21 — TLW got a chance to hear the merry miscreant the other day. (Not asked: Whether she ever...
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Score one for 'Hairspray's hotcomb
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"Hairspray" adds a schpritz of Marc Shaiman sheen to a shandah-shellacked time in history - all with a little rock and roiling of the John Waters. The Tony Award-winning musical, now on stage at the Merriam Theater in Center City, uses Waters' divine rod of a raunchy rabble-rouser film made in 1988 (but set in the uncivil rites of the...
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