Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774
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"I Like Ike"? Okay. But I like icons even better -- and that's why I'm mad about "Mad Men." The AMC series, set at the tail end of the Eisenhower Era and shadowing the CREEPing importance of Nixon's beard shadow in the Big Debate and whether JFK had catholic appeal to win the election, has been a summer of love...
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Oy, Jerusalem! The locus of love and heartache and war and winning and wandering Jews and wailing walls of emotion, it is also now the focus of a motion picture that scales its history, flat notes and sharp attacks, and puts it on a 20-foot screen, all still too small to take the Mideast measure that is this Jewish people's...
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"I Like Ike"? Okay. But I like icons even better -- and that's why I'm mad about "Mad Men." The AMC series, set at the tail end of the Eisenhower Era and shadowing the CREEPing importance of Nixon's beard shadow in the Big Debate and whether JFK had catholic appeal to win the election, has been a summer of love...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Last year, in this space, I mentioned one of Rebecca Pronsky's upcoming shows. It wasn't much of an endorsement. Just a couple of sentences, an afterthought, really, to note a young artist who might be worth watching. Here's what I wrote in June 2006: "The arrangements on her 2004 EP, 'The Early Hours,' are too tentative, but she's had a...
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"A world premiere of a klezmer musical?" "That's right, Shlemiel. The first." "But I thought I was the first." "You were. But that was just the title, 'Shlemiel the First,' which the Prince Music Theater staged with you as its backward boychick 13 years ago. Now the Prince is putting on the world premiere of a different klezmer musical called...
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