Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
Offbeat musings on arts, culture and Philadelphians
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Now at Bat … You may have read elsewhere that Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld’s baby boy, born on Aug. 22, was named Shepherd. But, TLW got the real inside scoop. His name is Seven. Just Keep on Walken! An online claim and special Web site to the contrary, Christopher Walken is not running for the presidency of the United States...
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When readers become deeply attached to a popular or classic novel, they're often not happy with what's done to it when it's adapted to film. The more beloved the work, in fact, the more extreme the reaction. But I just discovered that the reverse is sometimes true. When you're not so impressed with a piece of fiction, it can, at...
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Pickle … Jews? More than that to drink in - pickle Arabs: That's the sweet and sour of it in "Pickles, Inc.," a winsomely wonderful documentary about a game group of poverty-level Israeli Arab women/widows with enough vim and vigor - and vinegar - to form their own firm in a feminist-unfriendly environment. "Pickles, Inc." airs as part of PBS/Thirteen-WNET's...
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Corn stalks stretched skyward, conspiring with a slight hill to obscure an already elusive homestead deep in Amish country. Then, almost as if by magic, the scene revealed itself, resembling nothing so much as a postcard: a barn, an elaborate birdhouse just off to the side of the driveway, a black cast-iron bell set atop a white house, a pond...
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Stand-Up Guy Scores a Comedic Trifecta
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This story is being brought to you in Todd-AO widescreen vision. And why not? It is, after all, Todd Glass’ A-OK farsighted vision that has made the Valley Forge native son the supercomic of the cutting edge. Last comic schticking? On the edge of 40, the comic and his offbeat always-on sense of humor have found a home up on...
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