Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Tammuz 20, 5776
'Only Human' is a Spanish-Jewish jambalaya
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In loco parentis? Forget the parents; this whole family is loco. "Only Human" is a "Meet the Fockers" over frittatas, a loopey Lope de Vega novel in which the inquisition comes down to this: "Mommele, Poppele, meet my fiance, the Palestinian." Opening Friday at Ritz theaters, "Only Human" is only one of the funniest comedies of the year, a Spanish-Jewish...
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His is a tower of song with music as mortar and poetry as posterboard upon which he posts the heart and soul of a pop generation lost in paradise. If he builds it, they have sung it. But don't expect Leonard Cohen's compositions to be digested by the Architectural Digest crowd; his is a canon of creativity that towers above...
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phraim 'Elliott' Yamin has his own story to tell
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Knight of the nice guys, Elliott Yamin is being kept busy this summer having "Idol" time on his hands. Nice guys don't necessarily finish last; maybe third. And, in Yamin's case, missing the finals -- and the king's throne -- didn't mean being out of the money or being kept from the roundtable's riches. A third-place finish? He's just beginning...
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It is part of America's most troubling trade deficit: illegal El Salvadoran nationals deported back to their homeland equipped as bullies with bullets, trigger-happy killers having learned their trade on the tricky streets of Los Angeles. Made in America, murderers in El Salvador. Named after the 'hood they hung out in in L.A., where 18th Street paved the path for...
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Did Clark Kentetsky just shorten his name to get a good job? And just how many shuls were there on Krypton?
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Truth, justice and the ... Yiddish way? Sure, "Superman Returns" after five years. But who knew Supersized would mean he'd be coming back circumsized? And does a Man of Steel still need some grape juice to handle the pain? That must be some pair of scissors. "Well, I'm not saying Superman is Jewish, but certainly his creators, Jerry Siegel and...
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