Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Tammuz 13, 5775

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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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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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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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A new cookbook features kosher recipes perfect for every time of year
Laura Frankel, full-time chef and mother, celebrates Jewish and kosher cooking with her new book Jewish Cooking For All Seasons . The book is a collection of 150 seasonal recipes for soups, salads, starters, main dishes and desserts that have that professional touch. The recipes are grouped by season so you can use fresh produce to its best advantage and...
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An anthology celebrates film criticism as a legitimate form of literary expression
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In October 1944, the poet W.H. Auden wrote a fan letter to writer James Agee, sent via The Nation magazine where Agee was a regular contributor. Dear Sirs: I do not care for movies very much and I rarely see them; further, I am suspicious of criticism as the literary genre which, more than any other, recruits epigones, pedants without...
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