Thursday, April 2, 2015 Nisan 13, 5775

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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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David Freidenreich never would have expected that his research regarding Jewish, Christian and Muslim prohibitions on food and drink would make for a potentially juicy book topic. Nevertheless, Freidenreich will be spending the next year at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, where he'll attempt to turn his doctoral dissertation into not just one book but two...
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