Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
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The diary of a frank self-reckoning ... It was their candid self-appraisal of the chaos that engulfed them that helped lead Long Beach, Calif., inner-city students of the 1990s out of the attic of ache into the mainstream of meaningful lives. And it all started with getting to know a young woman whose optimism opened up their lives while closing...
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Mel Gibson ... Renaissance man? Maybe, if you believe that there's been a renaissance of anti-Semitic rancor bound to a bias so deep, it's no wonder that the once hero-worshiped as Mel and Michael Richards go off the deep end without seeing the diving board crumple below them. But is this a new New Year's resolution of the hate-monger, to...
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"Can you get more Jewish than that?" Say that with a Chandler accent and you'll get the drift of how Matthew Perry's new role, this one as Jewish producer Matt Albie on NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," outstrips just about any other current TV character proclaiming his Jewishness. Gentile, not Jewish himself, Perry parades his talent channeling a...
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Steve Hofstetter, JE Feature
I imagine it's much more difficult to be a Jew on Christmas than it is to be a Christian on Chanukah. You don't find many Chanukah specials about families getting stranded in an airport learning the true meaning of the menorah. But if there were a lot of Chanukah specials, I'd be just as annoyed at those as I am...
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New documentary's more than skin deep in exploring eating disorders
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Fashionistas as femme fatale role models? Slim chance: Those waifs walking down the catwalk with their whisker-wobbly, wafer-thin poses look like they haven't come up against a roll in ages. The fashion industry's thin obsession is perfumed with emetics and emergency rooms; "the look" has become a lethal weapon exploding in its own scrawny face -- a fatal attraction, as...
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