Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Tammuz 14, 5775

A poet creates a sound -- a vision, really -- of his own making
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Louis Zukofsky has been called the most influential poet you've never heard of. Much like his fellow Objectivist, Charles Reznikoff, whom I wrote about several weeks ago, he toiled in almost complete obscurity, unknown to readers and critics alike, though during his lifetime, he and his work were beloved by many other poets. These days, however, he's been getting some...
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If Milton Berle looked comfortable in a dress, why not a coonskin cap? As one of the "Pioneers of Television," Uncle Miltie of the millions was a Jewish Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier that was the Philco TV in our house, where "Our Crowd" was crowded into the living room, family and friends jamming in to see the...
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The Berlin wall of sound may provide the quintessential centerpiece for the "Jewish American" series. "Irving Berlin," says David Grubin, its exec-in-charge, "is a perfect example" of what the series attempts to show. "He was Jewish down to his toenails. Yet here is someone who wrote some of the best known Christmas songs ('White Christmas') and was so assimilated into...
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Gene Simmons ... a Kiss-up to Donald Trump? This I gotta see. It may or may not happen, but then again, when you're a member of "The Celebrity Apprentice" arrivistes, who knows what kind of tongue-lashing is due you from the Donald? The new spin on the seemingly spun-around "Apprentice" will star Trump in charge, but with his wannabe stars...
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What's new on the market in the new year? Tribe, the maker of hummus, is introducing four organic flavors for retail sale in 8-oz. containers: Classic, Roasted Garlic, Sweet Red Pepper and Cracked Chili Peppers. In conjunction, Tribe is introducing the industry's first organic hummus party trays in six different flavors. The organic hummus is USDA- and kosher-certified, and has...
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