Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Iyyar 9, 5775

New documentary's more than skin deep in exploring eating disorders
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Fashionistas as femme fatale role models? Slim chance: Those waifs walking down the catwalk with their whisker-wobbly, wafer-thin poses look like they haven't come up against a roll in ages. The fashion industry's thin obsession is perfumed with emetics and emergency rooms; "the look" has become a lethal weapon exploding in its own scrawny face -- a fatal attraction, as...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Ricardo Muti's return to the podium of the Philadelphia Orchestra was much anticipated after his eventful -- some would say controversial -- tenure at its helm in the 1990s. But it wasn't to be. At the beginning of the week of Muti's subscription series, management announced that he would not be conducting because of a severe case of flu. With...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
The ultimate in the Israeli TV "Wife Swap" series -- wives from Jewish and Muslim/Arab homes are switched -- was originally scheduled for July, the same week the war with Arab terrorists broke out. Because of that, the program was postponed, and finally aired in Israel the day after Yom Kippur. The one good thing is that we now have...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Somewhere near the West Virginia-Kentucky border, the portable CD player ran out of juice. My friend John was in the driver's seat, so it was up to me to replace the batteries. Now, I'm a klutz, and I know it. Anything that involves a sharp object -- even buttering a bagel -- is bound to end badly, so I'm smart...
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Catherine Hardwicke, just what is it about you making movies about 13-year-old Jewish girls? No -- these aren't Bat Mitzvah home movies, but a mitzvah of a different sort: Going to bat for the angst and anxiety of being a Jewish teen torn between parents and peers. Of course, the director of "13" -- whose two main characters were played...
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