Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

Acclaimed drummer sticks to a 'four-act' life
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Born to drum. And then some. His roles as TV sidekick, author, raconteur, former music distribution executive, GQ-coiffed quipster ... all are side shows to his showcased talent: Max Weinberg doesn't bang the drum slowly; he makes it dissolve with riffs that roar and reveal a hands-on artistry of perfection. Certainly the forever Bruce buddy and Springsteen E Street star...
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... and of disillusionment for both blacks and whites in the late '60s
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In his new book, Nothing Like Sunshine , Ben Kamin has attempted -- and for the most part, succeeded -- in relating what it felt like to be a committed left-wing Jewish teenager at the time of the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, and how the dream of racial harmony seemed to crumble in a matter of hours for so...
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You can tell where Rabbi David Aaron's coming from, as we '60s kids liked to say, just by looking at the titles of his books: Endless Light, Seeing God, The Secret Life of God, Inviting God In and Living a Joyous Life . Add in the fact that Aaron is the founder and dean of Isralight, which his publisher describes...
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Susan Burke March, JE Feature
What to eat? Seems like a simple question, but it's one that can vex even the most savvy eater, especially when trying to make sense of food packaging. How often do you browse the aisles trying to discern the "best" pasta, cereal or bread? Most concerned eaters know the obvious, like there is no fruit in "Froot Loops." But what...
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Will winner emerge from reality series to a chorus of Bravos?
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Would Rothko have survived Bravo? Don't know, but it would have been a bruising brush with greatness -- the artist who couldn't be painted into a corner, and the bravura network that has cornered some of the best of reality TV. Premiering on June 9, at 11 p.m., on the cable network, "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist" works...
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