Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

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Borat Sagdiyev ... anti-Semitic? He's anti-ziganistic! "We are accusing him of defamation and inciting violence against Sinti and Roma [gypsies]," Marko Knudsen, chief of the European Center for Antiziganism (anti-gypsies) Research, declared to Reuters. Gee, and Borat thought he had it rough with the Jews. "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" opens Nov. 3...
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Oscar Madison ... from slob to blog? "Oh, I'm no good at those computers; I was never that friendly with typewriters, either. I haven't come into the 21st century yet." Despite his protestations, Jack Klugman, who sported one of TV's most memorable roles as loveable loutish loser Oscar Madison -- one-half of the oddest of odd couples ever to debate...
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Seen the movie, now see the bias? If you're going to Kazakhstan, don't wear flowers in your hair. Or, for that matter, a Star of David. Well, that's what's to be surmised from watching the new educational documentary, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," opening in non-Kazakhstan movie houses Nov. 3. But with such...
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I had long considered it a rule of thumb that great artists in whatever field of endeavor are generally excellent writers -- splendid diarists, say, or incisive letter-writers at the very least. There are so many creative types who fit the bill -- Vincent Van Gogh, for example, or Hector Berlioz. But I've recently met the example that undermines my...
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It's healthy, it's adaptable, and it's just about everywhere
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Ethel Hofman
Tofu! Lately, it's the ingredient that's commanding more shelf space in the marketplace. And shoppers are grabbing the soy-based product in every form. From milk to fake "ground round," hickory-smoked "turkey" and frozen desserts, this is a skyrocketing expansion on the look-alike "bacon bits" that have been around for decades. Why the growing popularity? Nutritionally, tofu is a solid source...
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