Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774

How an anticipated work fails to meet expectations
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There is nothing more disappointing for a critic than to look forward with anticipation to reading a book -- especially one with an intriguing concept by an admired writer -- only to find that it falls far short of expectations. Such has been the case with Room for Doubt by Wendy Lesser, founder and editor of the adventurous, California-based literary...
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"Let the son shine, let the son shine in, the son shine in ... ." No problem for Cherry Hill's David and Maxine Butler, whose son Ari is doing just that, shining in the musical "Hair," the Age of Aquarius musical for another age, on stage at the Prince Music Theater, where peace is not so much in its seventh...
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Coming amid the intense worldwide focus on the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War, which has also proven to be a time of renewed friction between the United States and Russia, an Israeli husband-and-wife research team has offered up a theory contending that it was the Soviet Union -- and not the Arabs or Israelis -- who engineered the 1967...
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'NCIS' star Cote de Pablo makes the most of her Mossad role -- and a revealing trip to her character's homeland
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Can a steamy Chilean pepper-pot of an actress pack the heat needed to play a secret-service agent whose hardboiled hand-to-hand fisticuffs first played out in the sunbaked sand dunes of Israel? Mossad: Impossible? Not for Cote de Pablo, whose coat of arms -- and armament -- bears an Israeli flag and firearms as her Ziva David adds zest to CBS'...
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Dan Klores is of sound mind and body about a film as loopy as it is about loneliness
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For those who think love has blinders, meet one of them: Burt Pugach, whose blinding of his lady love in 1959 was tabbed by the tabloids as a vision in viciousness, a crime so cruel that the victim -- Linda Riss -- exacted her vengeance against him in the most vicious of vendettas. She married him. Opening this Friday, "Crazy...
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