Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
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Irving Berlin, whose long and active musical career began in the early years of the 20th century and lasted well in the 1970s, was one of the most successful songwriters in American history, noted for both the sheer number of pieces he wrote, as well as the amount of money he accumulated because of that abundance. He was a workaholic...
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William Lashner had always dreamed of a life in which he didn't have to go to an office every day, and could simply spend his time writing and telling stories. Now, after making a few proverbial leaps of faith, the 48-year-old Abington native and father of three is living that life; he's published six novels, including the forthcoming Marked Man,...
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The story behind the stories of a famed filmmaker
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Conversations With John Schlesinger is full of surprises. The first of them is that the work has appeared as a paperback without a bit of fanfare accompanying it, as if the publisher, Random House, had second thoughts. The work is by Ian Buruma, who's no slouch among contemporary scribblers, having produced such estimable works as The Wages of Guilt and...
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Since his death in 2004, it has only become clearer how extraordinary an artist Richard Avedon was, how completely he remade the art of photography through the force and purity of his vision. He was also one of the most unpredictable of American artists, especially considering the stature he’d attained by the 1960s. People who reach the heights he did...
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Octogenarian Helen Thomas - better known as the "Dean of the Washington Press Corps" - has not been shy about criticizing the president or the war in Iraq. From interviews to speeches to her forthcoming book, Watchdogs of Democracy? The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public , the 87-year-old reporter turned columnist - who still...
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