Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775
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Ruth Lilly, granddaughter of the founder of Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company, has wanted more than anything to be a poet, and she's tried her hand at the art throughout the years. But she soon discovered that she didn't have the talent necessary. Rather than becoming bitter and stewing over her shortcomings, she decided to give of her inheritance to one...
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Of those painters who came of (artistic) age at the tail end of Abstract Expressionism, who partook of its painterly elements for a time, then moved on to forge their own styles, Joan Snyder is one of the most dynamic and challenging. She appeared on the art scene in the 1970s with her beautiful and mysterious "stroke" paintings, which she...
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My classical-music education began in earnest during my freshman year in college, way out in the middle of Iowa corn country, a terrain we inbred Easterners might think of as devoid of culture. But those of us who attended the University of Iowa beginning in the mid-1960s were given a great gift - if we were willing to take advantage...
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The Jewish Publication Society is helping to bring books from the past very much into the future. The organization is digitizing its Hebrew Bible and related biblical titles to create the JPS Digital Bible Collection, accessible through a free online Web-based portal. In addition to text, the Web site will feature relevant commentaries and biblical legends released by JPS over...
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Sarah Bernhardt. For anyone enamored of the theater, hers is a mythic name. And for anyone with the added love of Proust, Bernhardt is twice mythic, as she appears in the French novelist's great seven-part work, In Search of Lost Time , as the adored Berma; in fact, the novel's central character, Marcel, evokes her example many times as the...
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