Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

Jews utilize comics to find a way to soar
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
If your idea of comic books is capes and tights and nefarious villains, then it's time to look again. As comic books and graphic novels have become an increasingly respected literary format in the past few decades, there's been a complementary trend in examining the Jewish connection to comics -- a medium that, like the film industry, began with no...
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The Moscow Yiddish Theater was devoted to art and the revolutionary spirit
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Back in June, I wrote about a book that dealt with the Byelorussian city of Vitebsk, the birthplace of Marc Chagall, a terrain that provided the famed artist with a source of inspiration for his paintings. In fact, on the cover of the book, which was called, appropriately enough, Vitebsk , there was a reproduction of one of the painter's...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, Staff Writer
Necklaces with beads made of angora wool, jewelry boxes utilizing some of Frank Lloyd Wright's well-known architectural designs, 14-karat-gold-rimmed plates and bowls: These were just some of the objects on display at the annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, which just celebrated its 32nd year as a showcase for some of the best artists in the United States. But,...
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In Daniel Libeskind's designs, ideas and materials collide, and set off sparks
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The always-outspoken and often-controversial architect Daniel Libeskind took the world by storm about 10 years ago when his Jewish Museum Berlin opened in the heart of the German capital, cutting its own distinctive, jagged path across the landscape of that recently unified city. The architect was then in his early 50s and had opened his design firm in Berlin in...
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On screen, spunky and spitting fire ... off, really just 'The Sweetest Thing'
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Pyrotechnic and pretty, Selma Blair sets "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" aflame. And now the acclaimed actress lights up the small screen with her turn as a vacuous vamp with mother issues that would have Oedipus putting his eyes out all over again in "Kath & Kim," a new Thursday-night NBC comedy just given an extra order of episodes. Extraordinary...
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