Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775

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I blame it all on Nathan Englander. As you may recall, this precocious writer published a collection of short stories six years ago called For the Relief of Unbearable Urges. I wrote then that I didn't think I'd ever heard more hoopla, from both a publisher (in this case Alfred A. Knopf) and the media, for a first book of...
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Not these sports heroes, whose 'Murderball' antics hit home for an Elkins Park native
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Walk a mile in the shoes of these sports sensations? Try wheelchairs: Four filmmakers were able to wheel and whiz in the wild slam-bang world of their wheelchair-bound heroes instead, taking the rockiest ride of their lives. It's all on screen in the killer drama "Murderball," a documentary that sports the stampede madness of the running of the bulls -...
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Twelve angry men? No - okay, maybe a little combative. But the men - and women - who form "The Law Firm" are firmly on the right side of the Nielsens. This latest reality series - in which 12 attorneys (this is no dozen dirty of the defense world, but clean-cut Clarence Darrows as wannabe reality ratings darlings) scope out...
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Everything is beautiful at the ballet - especially when it's the Bolshoi accompanied by its chorus line of historical accolades. Sure, the Bolshoi Ballet is big news - Bolshoi literally translates from the Russian as "big." But the biggest news for Philadelphians these days may be that the company's making a rare foray into the city when it appears at...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
If they won't eat salad, then give them soup - preferably chilled, to beat the heat. One of the most familiar cold soups is gazpacho, from the Andalusian region of southern Spain. This uncooked soup is a purée based on fresh tomatoes, bell peppers, celery and cucumber. Bread and hard-cooked eggs are often added, making it a satisfying meal. Less...
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