Arts

Theatre, music, comedy, museum exhibits and more.

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Evolution of a Goddess

In early November, The New York Times ran an article about fashion photographer Lillian Bassman, who was, in the 1940s and '50s, a leading light at Harper's...
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Going for the Jugular

When it was announced in 1981 that Elias Canetti had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, people were mostly in the dark about...
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On the Scene Week of Dec. 22, 2005

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth - follow that philosophy and before you know it, the whole world will be...
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The Grapes of Roth

As those with any interest in the book world know by now, Philip Roth has become only the third living American writer to be...
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One Way Ticket to ‘Munich’?

Steven Spielberg is as secretive about "Munich" as if he were a Mossad agent. He isn't, of course. But what he is is the world's most...
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On the Scene: What’s the ‘Deal’ With Howie Mandel?

Ratings grabber? Howie Mandel on the case: And that's the case in point. What it is, says the normally manic, always-moving comic of his...
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‘A Strange Stirring’

SPEAKING VOLUMES Stephanie Coontz makes a point repeatedly in her new book, A Strange Stirring, a study of feminist Betty Friedan, author of the groundbreaking bestseller, The...
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No Idle Time for ‘American Idol’ Wannabe

Jennifer Hirsh, you've just won a golden ticket and you're going to ... West Philadelphia? Well, it's 3,000 miles from West Hollywood but it's all in...
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Art Becomes Her

Jewish Women and Their Salons, published by Yale University Press, has the look, feel and proportions of a coffee-table book, and yet it's so...
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Israeli Architect Wins Tuttleman Prize

Renowned Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie received the Tuttleman Foundation Cultural Award during a Dec. 5 program at Gratz College in Melrose Park. More than...