Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

A dance critic never sidesteps her many other interests
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What sort of criteria can be used to measure the success of a book? I'm not talking about any sort of obtuse critical theories, but about the tools that everyday devoted readers use to evaluate what they've just read. High on any list would have to be pleasure, which comes in assorted flavors: love of plot, character, style. Though these...
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'Grace' star soars from 'Start' to finish in TV miniseries
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The Indianapolis 500 may be history, but the race to the finish line for many is a startling starting-pistol-shot to the heart: Gentlemen, start your ex-es! But there's nothing gentlemanly about husbands whose zoom-zoom to the zenith of the zeitgeist involves uncoupling the cars that brought them to the race to begin with. And for many men in Hollywood, those...
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Just where does a Jewish boomer brooding with angst and an appetite for self-denigration go for a nosh when he's left his therapist's sofa feeling like a lumpy couch potato? To the psyche-deli? Maybe. Or, perhaps, to see "The Treatment," a treat of a treasure opening this Friday, in which mind over matter matters much to the main despondent, a...
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Conference looks at what's "hot"
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
It was a gathering of the best and brightest in the industry. More than 1,400 culinary experts from all over the world arrived in Chicago for the 29th-annual conference of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Through seminars, workshops and discussions with some of the world's leading artisans and thinkers, this gathering became a platform to help shape the world...
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It's not so much a question of "What Do the Simple Folk Do?" as to what they're doing differently. And these people are not so simple either: Michael and Liza Lerner, children of Alan Jay Lerner who, with Frederick Loewe, were the kin Arthur, Lancelot and Guenevere kept in the musical theater world as composers of "Camelot," have taken the...
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