Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

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"Puttin' on the ... Lids"? Who better to traverse the labs of Broadway and off-Broadway -- between new monster hit "Young Frankenstein" and its fashionable number of "Puttin' on the Ritz," and "Stomp," the long-running trash-can concerto -- than a man who discovered their alchemy as a youngster in the audience of "The Magic Show." The abracadabra hasn't ended for...
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On a vessel that's seen war sits a display on the Holocaust
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A new exhibit about the Holocaust on the Battleship New Jersey lets visitors view images of the atrocities that occurred more than 60 years ago in Nazi-occupied Europe and, by its conclusion, challenges viewers to ponder more modern-day genocides that still rage around the world. The multimedia display, "The Holocaust and Genocide: The Betrayal of Humanity," was put together by...
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In one poem, acclaimed Yiddish poet, singer and songwriter Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman uses nature references to recall her childhood. One line goes as follows: "I've come such a long way." And that she has. Schaechter-Gottesman, 87, a Holocaust survivor, recounted not just her own journey during a recent event in Elkins Park, but that of the language and culture she uses...
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Earlier this year, I wrote a piece about Thomas Eakins -- the occasion was the appearance of a fine new biography by William S. McFeely -- and I described him as the greatest painter this city ever produced, as well as one of many artists that our fair metropolis also saw fit to abuse (in saying this, I was thinking...
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A little help for those who never mix milk with anything
If you think steering clear of dairy means giving up your favorite dishes, then you're in for a delicious surprise. In her new book -- Levana Cooks Dairy-Free! -- restaurateur, chef and cooking instructor Levana Kirschenbaum offers a collection of recipes made with natural dairy alternatives, such as soy, rice, oat, and almond and coconut milks, that are all significantly...
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