Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

New study doesn't tiptoe around differences of those with terpsichorean talent
What makes dancers different than the rest of us? The answer is genetic variants, claims a researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In a study in the American journal, Public Library of Science Genetics, Richard P. Ebstein - a professor and head of the Hebrew University psychology department''s Scheinfeld Center for Human Genetics in the Social Sciences - and...
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Describing the American experience of black meets white
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As a young boy, I was fortunate in a number of ways. When life at my house became overwhelming and unbearable, I was permitted by a wonderful family two doors down to escape and find solace at their home. My two best friends, twin boys, lived there, but more important, I was always welcomed by their mother, father and sisters,...
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Dan Rottenberg wants to bring a level of refinement to critiquing the arts in Philadelphia - and he doesn't think he's alone. "I had an idea there was an audience - I guess I would call it a highbrow audience - that none of the other media outlets are serving," said the 63-year-old. To address that community, the man launched...
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Neena Beber beats a quivering Cupid to the quick before he can even take a bow; her brilliant and darkly comic "Jump/Cut" cuts to the chase - the chase being that of real romance that the reel world can never exactly corner. Receiving its New York premiere now through Feb. 26 at the Women's Project's Julia Miles Theater, at 424...
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A tale of Italian edibles
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Ethel G. Hofman- JE Feature
Rome is a city of contrasts. By day, you can eat on a sun-dappled, rooftop terrace, watching below as Smart cars (two-seater autos that don't guzzle up gas) and Vespas maneuver around Renaissance bathtub fountains at breakneck speed. At night, you can find yourself dancing in trendy nightclubs with off-beat disc jockeys. And then, there's a part of Rome that...
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