Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
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The provenance of pain and paintings looted by the Nazis has provided a compelling canvas for creative artists exploring the topic of Jews scarred by jagged justice since the war. One of the most intriguing of the explorers joining the investigation is also using the small screen to make big, albeit subtle, statements. Number "Numb3rs," CBS' sophisticated Friday-night crime drama,...
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Some serious issues are fielded for those switching on 'Friday Night Lights'
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Are ya ready for some Shabbat football? Well, it is called "Friday Night Lights." But if the lights of this ever-so-shining NBC series aren't candlesticks, it still sticks out as one of the season's best. Not that tales of pigskin would ever complete a forward pass for acceptance in halachah. But there are elements of the Tuesday-night series of a...
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Is 'Jericho' a national anthem to man's inhumanity to man? Two local guys may have the answer
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CBS is relying not on vicissitudes, but the vision and vitality of two daring dudes from Melrose Park for victory this season. Is the world coming to an end? Exactly the question for a new series that takes its existential exigencies seriously. And that series may -- or may not be -- the presumptive first strike the network is making...
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X marks the spot ... Wait, no, it doesn't. More like NC-17 marks the spot that Kirby Dick is in. And it is the Motion Picture Association of America ratings board who's put him there. For Dick, ironically, it's a good spot to be in, because if not for the myopic MPAA, his quirky clever "This Film Is Not Yet...
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NBC trumpets a new season with an Aaron Sorkin series that lyrically sings of insider insights
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Aaron Sorkin is no "Kookie" Burns. But then "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" is in a different neighborhood than "77 Sunset Strip," the hip seminal series of the late '50s/early '60s, in which Edd Burns' "Kookie," comb ever at the quick, was as slick a private dick as any detective show ever offered. Yet in a way, both "60"...
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