Monday, December 5, 2016 Kislev 5, 5777

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I didn't know what to think when An American Experience: Adeline Moses Loeb (1876-1953) and Her Early American Jewish Ancestors showed up on my desk. The book is without question a beautiful object in itself, bearing the proportions of an expensive art book and with the obvious production values to match. It's been distributed by Syracuse University Press, which I...
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Lawyer/Playwright: Duel With Duality?
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For Andrew Unterberg, the ultimate daze job comes at night. The riffs of readings, dervish dance of direction, unscripted disagreements, building the barrier of a fourth wall brick by brick ... Playwriting, agrees the full-time lawyer, is a court of a different venue. His venue these days -- evenings -- is the Cherry Pitt, where the young attorney's "The Crow...
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It's go-get-dem-Nazis and beat-'em-to-a-pulp fiction. Because what Quentin Tarantino turns in as part of "Inglourious Basterds" is the Larry David definition of survivor, as a team of American Jews outwit, outlast and outplay the Nazis at their own game in the apparently logical second sequel to "Kill Bill": "Kill Wilhelm." Fuhrer tales can come true; they can happen to Jews...
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Keri Fisher, Jewish Exponent Feature
NOSH This time of year, farmers' markets are simply overflowing with sweet corn. There are few things on earth as delicious as a boiled ear of corn slathered with butter and sprinkled with salt, yet when it is so bountiful -- like now -- you need other ways to prepare it. I like to use fresh corn in a simple...
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"Get real!" may be the mantra of network TV these days, but one series is proving that reality can be seemingly as fractiously fictive as any flight of fantasy dreamed up by a programming exec. "My Antonio" may as well be "Mamma Mia!" as the mystery woman behind star Antonio Sabato Jr.'s VH1 10-episode reality series, premiering Aug. 16 --...
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