Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775
This comedy cookie hears the big break coming … or is that just her water? - See more at: http://je.pliner.com/article/3717/On_the_Scene/#sthash.7E1cOUHG.dpuf
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Stella is a scream! And you don't have to be a Stanley Kowalski to understand why this street card with the desire to be the best is indeed one of the best. From Russia with Lvov … the Soviet Jewish émigré is more yuk-worthy than Yakov Smirnoff, giving new laugh line readings to the meaning of a pregnant pause. Baby...
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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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