Friday, February 27, 2015 AdarI 8, 5775

The short and tumultuous life of German Jewish critic Walter Benjamin
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Walter Benjamin was a German Jewish writer, critic and theorist who was known, in his brief lifetime, to only a small circle of admirers and friends. His posthumous fame has grown over the years, inside and outside of academia, despite the difficult nature of the bulk of his writings. The burgeoning of interest in Benjamin has been due in no...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
When she was a senior at Wesleyan College in Connecticut, Karen Gross chose an unusual senior project. Instead of examining some arcane subject, she decided to write, produce and star in a play, complete with 11 characters. It was based on interviews that she'd done on the experiences of young women as travelers. "That project keyed into my interests in...
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After a childhood shaken and stirred, the writer bonds with film fans
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Is it any wonder that fans of writer Anthony Horowitz have great expectations for the first film made of his teen super-spy Alex Rider? After all, the author's real-life history affords a glimpse into daring derring-do that helped him escape his own Dickens-like conundrums. Horowitz, whose "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker" breaks nationwide on Friday, Oct. 13, is a brainy Brit...
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Jeffrey Tambor tamps time into more than a pipe dream in new comedy
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"Four score and seven years ago" goes the Gettysburg Address. Forget the seven years; four score is what John Mason (John Lithgow) and Jeffrey Pyne (Jeffrey Tambor) address these days. And since they've already handled the first three, it's the next "20 Good Years" that interest them the most. And they also interest NBC, which offers one for the ages...
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makes you crave something sweet, savory and super-warm from the oven
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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
Embellishing an apple pie is as American as a flaky crust packed high with thick slices of pippin, Winesap or Granny Smith, collapsing under the weight of a double dip of homemade ice-cream. It's as elaborate as poached lady apples in sour-cream custard beneath a high-flying puff-pastry crown. It's as delicate as a bite-sized tartlet filled with a single apple...
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