Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Elul 18, 5775

An old local talent who's back in the news
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Thomas Eakins, the greatest painter this city ever produced -- and one of many homegrown artists that the city also saw fit to abuse -- has been very much in the news lately. First, there was the effort by Thomas Jefferson University to sell one of his greatest paintings, The Gross Clinic , to a Midwestern museum. Alarmed citizens, led...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Dan Gillis isn't Jewish, nor was his life directly affected by the Holocaust. But over the last 14 years, Gillis, a retired Haverford College classics professor who was raised Catholic, has amassed an arsenal of books on the topic. The 2,500 volumes mainly cover the Holocaust, with subjects ranging from Jewish resistance during the war to the prosecution of Nazi...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Wherever wars rage, losses abound -- in lives, in economy and in culture. In Iraq and Afghanistan, for example, decades of ongoing fighting have jeopardized the artifacts of two civilizations that span thousands of years of history. To explore the effect of conflict on the cultural heritage of these two nations, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology...
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It's what's for dinner!
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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
Slap anything between two slabs of bread and you can call it a sandwich, but to call it a meal means something more. It can be as slight as a slice of sun-warmed tomato or as opulent as a fillet steak sauced with bordelaise. What's essential is that the improvement attract a diner's attention, as the main difference between a...
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Some wonderful works in the works
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This has come to be the season of the small press, at least as far as this column is concerned. Several months ago, I initiated a series of articles about Dryad Press, which is run out of Maryland by poet Merrill Leffler pretty much all by himself. Then, when I was in the midst of reading, writing about and glorying...
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