Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
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Do the scales of justice tip away from obesity these days? Is fat chance the prospect of the overweight overcoming social pressures and prejudices against them? And just how many calories are in a month of sundaes? These and other questions may - or may not - be answered by "The Biggest Loser," NBC's reality series that will go another...
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Kids getting ornery now that they've rediscovered homework? You getting antsy for them to head out the door? Relax, everyone - with a DVD. This latest "On the Scene" contest offers a "Top 10" DVDs of entertainment (and maybe some insight, too) that'll keep their minds humming until the school bell rings the next morning. Here's what one very lucky...
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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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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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Pickle … Jews? More than that to drink in - pickle Arabs: That's the sweet and sour of it in "Pickles, Inc.," a winsomely wonderful documentary about a game group of poverty-level Israeli Arab women/widows with enough vim and vigor - and vinegar - to form their own firm in a feminist-unfriendly environment. "Pickles, Inc." airs as part of PBS/Thirteen-WNET's...
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