Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775

Designer Jonathan Adler asks just that on a new TV reality series
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Lux loft as environmental Zoloft? A white window valence as veiled threat to Valium? Extreme Makeover: The Mental Condition? Well ... in a way, muses adored designer Jonathan Adler, there can be a connect between mind and matter -- especially when that matter is chintz or chamois. He should know: The top designer is lead judge for "Top Design," Bravo's...
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Charles Farmer, Man of La Moonshot? Impossible dreams, indeed! A Texas lone ranger enraging the feds by building his own rocket to soar into orbit? What is this -- a Polish joke? No, a Polish fantasy. Meet Mark and Michael Polish, twins with a singular vision of getting movies made. The Polish princes -- Bobby Vinton, move over -- polish...
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The Jewish Publication Society is tiny in comparison to publishing powerhouses like Random House and Yale University Press. Indeed, it released just eight new titles last year. That makes the fact that JPS beat out nearly every other publisher in the 2006 National Jewish Book Awards all the more remarkable. The honors, which were doled out earlier this month, named...
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Powerful words of poetry
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A few months back, I initiated a series of articles about Dryad Press, a small, independent venture out of Takoma Park, Md., kept afloat almost singlehandedly by Merrill Leffler, himself a poet and critic of note. The first Dryad title I discussed was 1111 Days in My Life Plus Four , primarily a diary begun by Ephraim F. Sten when...
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Art works to take a political slant on Middle East
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Created by Israeli and Palestinian artists, the 35 silkscreen prints now on display at Haverford College vary from highly abstract works to more direct representations; from the conciliatory -- a depiction of Palestinian and Israeli flags entwined with a white dove flying overhead -- to more charged expressions of war, conflict and loss in the holy land. While the pieces...
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