Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
During the 1920s and '30s, the frontier of discovery was found in the dusty fields and dug pits of archaeological expeditions. In 1922, Howard Carter's find of Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings gripped the public, and archaeologists soon became media darlings. Contemporary news reports provided vivid pictures of life on excavations and fantastic glimpses of the culture,...
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Better yet, if you knew what she would say, give a listen
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Is Susie Green ... cursed? She's got a successful -- if philandering, frumpy -- husband; a gorgeous Hollywood Hills home -- maybe a bit too close to the noxious next door neighbor; and a sense of fashion that a lion would envy if he ever ran out of bold stripes. How could she be cursed? "Not cursed, you m#$**&!!$ idiot;...
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Only "$9.99" for The Meaning of Life? A bargain! But don't discount the dynamics of hurt and hope in delivering that happiness. And "$9.99" -- the amazing stop-motion animation directing debut of Israeli-born Tatia Rosenthal -- stops one in its very tracks as it traces the litmus test of dreams on a motley mix of apartment dwellers. The first Australian-Israel...
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Hilarity as a healer? It couldn't hurt!
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You bring the marshmallows; Brad Trackman will bring the roast. A comedy camp for kids? Take my teens -- please! But that's exactly what Trackman -- a national headlining comedian with many cable and late-night TV appearances to his case of credits -- is attempting to do: Taking teens whose big battles may be with acne and awkwardness, and changing...
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What about sex? Sex is good. You betcha, and no better time than the present. But what if that's not what was actually said, and what was really asked was "how about dinner at 6? Six is good." That's some big matzah ball hanging out there, "Seinfeld." But for Marlee Matlin, "sex/six" was comedy at its most organic, if not...
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