Monday, July 25, 2016 Tammuz 19, 5776

Lesser-known author packs a punch in short form
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Reputation in the arts is fickle, filled with mystery. Why is it that some writers have reputations beyond their capacities, and keep them despite the less than commendable works they publish? On the other hand, why is it that certain good writers, who entertain and enlighten audiences throughout long careers, lose their reputations the minute they die and are then...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
For artists looking for inspiration, Purim is a welcome holiday on the Jewish calendar. It involves a Jewish "queen," Esther; her gallant uncle, Mordechai; an evil force, Haman; and a king, Ahashuerus. All this is the stuff that fairy tales -- in this case, Jewish fairy tales -- are made of. Local artist Karen Shain Schloss incorporates the story of...
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After hyping Hollywood to the high heavens and pressing press releases into proffered hands for decades -- as well as pampering the young, the restless and the frequently unreasonable -- who better to claim Bragman's Rites than Howard Bragman? But Bragman isn't bragging, even though he rightfully could; after all, it's his party and he'll kvell if he wants to...
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Filmmaker enhances body of work with 'Two Lovers'
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Ménage à treif? Torn between "Two Lovers" -- one Jewish, the other not -- the kashrut-keeping Leonard Kraditor asks, as he limps along in life, "Can't we all get along?" But the emotionally beaten down dry-cleaner drone isn't the Rodney King of the kosher set in this new James Gray gray zone of a film opening on Friday. King? Leonard...
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Then time to head to the kitchen!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
"The economy is hitting Americans right in the stomach" reads a headline in a recent Wall Street Journal . We're all cutting back sharply on what goes into the shopping basket. Store brands are being chosen over brand names, coupons are being clipped, and folks are on the lookout for deals of all kinds. The bottom line is this: Eat...
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