Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775

The history of a much maligned fat, and whether or not it's good for you
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
All the fuss we hear today about use of the health mavens' latest no-no -- now, don't even say it -- margarine -- with its bad reputation for trans-fats got me thinking about what Jewish bakers used a mere generation or three ago. They could use butter, but this often interfered with baking for special occasions, such as Shabbat or...
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Young actor gets his Broadway degree with a big gold star attached
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Can "History" repeat itself? Certainly has with "The History Boys": the play about an English school's skilled if scalawag of a professor whose class act is one of stressing love of knowledge over educational expedience took home a ton of tony awards in England, where it premiered; and swept Broadway's Tony Awards this past June. Preparing his witty wards for...
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Short people don't deserve to live? New Yorkers post this response to Randy Newman: Drop dead! Because Martin Short's people are the liveliest to be had on stage on Broadway in years. Small world? Small wonder that "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me" becomes him. I must say ... why, there's Ed Grimley, Irving Cohen -- sometimes a cigar is not...
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South Jersey's stand-up comedian Brad Trachtman is not only a stand-up guy; he's the "Other Guy." "You know that guy," he says of the obvious, the one chosen last for the volleyball team -- as the net; the one fixed up with the sister's cousin from Moldavia, if he swears he's had all his shots; the one who buys a...
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Bad taste ... good TV -- perfect together? In some incongruous, nearly inconceivable ways ... yes. Take the case of Keith Olbermann, the smug sportsman of a broadcaster whose "Countdown" doesn't count for much ratings-wise on MSNBC when you factor in the competition over at Fox News, Bill O'Reilly's "The O'Reilly Factor," on at the same 8 p.m. nightly spot...
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