Monday, May 2, 2016 Nisan 24, 5776
Who else but novelist/comic-book writer Brad Meltzer on the case of history for TV?
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Decoding Brad Meltzer -- whose "Brad Meltzer's Decoded" invokes history mysteries and cipher-meisters, beginning a 10-part series on Dec. 2 on the History Channel -- requires no central intelligence agenda. Channeling history? Sure, the Brooklyn-born, Florida-raised writer who hails from Columbia University Law School, has added brilliant sparkles of wit and wisdom to the best-seller list by paging history through...
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Documentary follows 'Candyman' Lane and all its licorice-style twists
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Sugar daddy? Only in the sweetest sense: Father of a confectionery craze that captured the national sweet tooth in the '70s and '80s, David Klein's cavity of memory is filled in with a documentary that conveys both the sweet and sour experience of fleeting fame -- and backstabbing business deals. Jelly Bellies/belly laughs don't gel in the same way for...
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For months, the board of the National Museum of American Jewish History debated just what to do about Shabbat. Should the new building be closed for the day, kept fully open or could there be room for some kind of compromise? They might have saved some time by listening to kids at the Robert Saligman Middle School, part of the...
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Atlantic City's Barry Lubin the Apple of circus fans' eyes
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The Bubba of the Big Top? What do you think they have in that seltzer bottle but 2 cents plain! But Barry Lubin is no plain Jane -- or Sadie -- of a Bubba: When the Atlantic City native dresses up to go to work, he wigs out: For without that schmear of lipstick, the rogue-rouge and that ragged mop-top...
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Her granddaughter gently guiding her by the elbow, 89-year-old Ruth Sarner-Libros walked slowly through the fourth floor of the National Museum of American Jewish History, drinking in every display. This, Sarner-Libros said with a broad smile, was beyond anything she'd imagined when she hosted the museum's first board meeting back in 1974. It took two years to open the modest...
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