Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
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There is a sense of poetic injustice to POV's "No More Tears Sister"; it is as if Wordsworth had written "Have I not reason to lament/ what man has made of man" while witnessing the human-made atrocities committed in Sri Lanka against its self-sacrificing humanitarian workers sacrificed at the altar of ignorance in an aura of fear. The episode, focusing...
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A Bar Mitzvah boy playing "Hatikvah" on a kazoo while eating hummus from a jar? A wedding singer offering "It's Hard Out There for a Pimp"in Yiddish? A mime enacting a Jewish husband trying to get a word in during an argument? Well, it could happen. And it all could happen - conceivably - on "America's Got Talent," the new...
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‘Wordplay’ plays out as action-adventure
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Ellen Ripstein doesn't have one cross word for The New York Times. Far from it, she says; she enjoys it. But, oh, does The New York Times have crosswords for Ellen Ripstein. No problem, she says; she enjoys them. Easy to see why. Every day's a down day for the very up Ripstein, who lets it rip in a prolix...
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These 'Treasure Hunters' are clued in to a summer treat
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It's the ultimate afikomen hunt with a seder table spread out all over the world. Indeed, "Treasure Hunters" may be the summer's biggest programming treasure as its 10 teams of three players each find that the last of their four questions - "Where am I?" "How do I survive this heat?" "Aren't we better than them?" and, ultimately, "Where's the...
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Bryn Mawr's Marta Kauffman has turned friend to a famous Holocaust hero. The "Friends" co-creator whose central perk from the series has been millions of bucks of profits and even more truckloads of fame and caffeine, is turning her interest in Jewish history into a documentary format. The one with the hero: Kauffman is teaming up with Roberta Grossman as...
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