Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

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Whether you call it destiny, bashert or yuanfen, for Alison Klayman, it all came down to housing. Living, that is, with a Beijing roommate who, in 2008, asked her if she was interested in doing a companion video for a new exhibition opening in the gallery where the roommate worked. The artist: Ai Weiwei, who is today generally considered to...
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Marc Erlbaum, JE Feature
Humanity has been searching for "the meaning of life" from the beginning of time, but it could be argued that today -- with global terrorism, ecological disasters, civil unrest and economic meltdowns -- life is more perplexing than ever before. If we don't find answers to the big questions now, there may soon be no life left to interpret. At...
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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
"Come for drinks, then we'll go out for dinner." In summer, this type of "Happy Hour" calls for special cocktails. I like offering more exciting ones than during the rest of the year and then team them with appropriate canapes. The bounteous array of herbs and fruits available during the warm weather months team up well with whatever you choose...
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Andy Walker may not know what each of his students is doing during summer vacation, but they would not say the same. That's because Walker, a veteran teacher at the Stern Center of Perelman Jewish Day School in Wynnewood, is on the verge of completing a project that not only incorporates many of the same principles and themes he has...
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Can e-books change a nation's literacy ­pattern through its appeal to kids?
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
High school and middle school English class staples -- from William Shakespeare to Mark Twain to Ernest Hemingway -- now exist in the e-book universe, as do Harry Potter and the crews from the Twilight and Hunger Games series. This brings up a very provocative question, not so much about Johnny not being able to read, but Johnny feeling he...
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