Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
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Lining the walls of photographer Zoe Strauss' dimly lit South Philly studio are images of people and places that have seemingly been left behind by the city's economic resurgence -- pictures of abandoned buildings, discarded mattresses, and a seemingly confused elderly woman on the street, wearing a robe and slippers, and clutching a dog. "My work really isn't documentary; it's...
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There are some weeks when Fred Siegel severs his arm three, four times on average. While blood oozes out across the stage, Siegel, playing a mad scientist named Dr. Zombini, hums a little "dismemberment music" -- the Frank Sinatra hit "I've Got You Under My Skin." Pretty unusual schtik for a university professor. But Siegel, 46, has plenty of tricks...
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That's what comedian earns for her '25 Questions for a Jewish Mother'
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Q and A? Q and Oy! Judy Gold's "25 Questions for a Jewish Mother" is, unquestionably, a warm kugel of a comedy that may just be the Jewish mother of all Jewish mother shows. Questions, from the audience? You there, far left -- or, as some would call it, the Jewish seat. Q: "Is this a show I should take...
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Water-logged tunnels taper off into the darkness, while a mangled rocket frame protrudes in the foreground. The underground chambers form a lifeless labyrinth of tracks, rubble, steel -- and the occasional shoe, the only souvenir of human life. These images, captured so starkly in Alvin Gilens' photography exhibit, "Inside a Mountain," now running at Haverford College, are all that remains...
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South Jersey's stand-up comedian Brad Trachtman is not only a stand-up guy; he's the "Other Guy." "You know that guy," he says of the obvious, the one chosen last for the volleyball team -- as the net; the one fixed up with the sister's cousin from Moldavia, if he swears he's had all his shots; the one who buys a...
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