Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

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Of all the artists known as Abstract Expressionists -- those color field, action-painting revolutionaries who, with just a few bold splashes of paint in the 1950s, shifted the art capital of the world from Paris to Manhattan -- the least well-known of them has probably always been Philip Guston (that is, if you're not mentioning the sole original woman Hedda...
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Ears, that is
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE What is the one food that, given the opportunity to eat right now, would you choose? The immediate, no-holds-barred answer that came from the place where diets don't live was elephant ears. For those of you that have never consumed this treat, an elephant ear is typically a fried, flattened piece of yeast dough, not really like...
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Does it take a brave heart or just foolhardiness to attempt an acting comeback in a movie that Eddie Haskell would love? Mel Gibson is about to find out; the bedeviled and besmirched actor of blue-eyed beauty and green-eyed hatred has taken to the screen in "The Beaver," portraying a diminished depressive damned by the world and divested of hope...
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How two dictators bloodied the heart of Europe
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SPEAKING VOLUMES How is it that a historian as able as Timothy Snyder can get so many things right in his new book Bloodlands , published by Basic Books, and yet get one big thing so wrong? This work, which clocks in at close to 500 pages, is a detailed record of mass murder beginning in 1933 and ending in...
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Philly's Avi Wisnia is hot to trot for the Brazilian beat
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Blame it on the bossa nova, sure, but doesn't klezmer share some responsibility? And how about liturgy? Where does that come in? It all comes together in explaining the wistful soundtrack of Avi Wisnia's life, where the son of a regional rabbi bounded over the bimah to explore the outside pull of a musical postmodern world. And the son returns,...
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