Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Iyyar 2, 5775
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I remember when Michael Arlen's book Living-Room War was published in 1969, and how the title resonated with our lives back then. Arlen was the television critic for The New Yorker , and his title and the majority of the pieces included in the work discussed how Vietnam was the first war the United States had ever fought whose daily...
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Daymond John doesn't have a tiger in his tank ... more like a shark
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He brandishes the concept of branding like an Excalibur of excellence, unsheathing an unbelievable track record in business that has had competition kneeling, caught in a benighted comparison. King Arthur of the artful advertiser? This is one business behemoth you want around any table: advising, admonishing, suggesting -- winning. Daymond John's résumé resumes with a powerful announcement after a lull...
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A volume of poems that examines this question, and a host of related ones
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Turtle Point Press, which I discussed at considerable length in this space several years ago, continues to be a plucky independent publishing venture, one that proceeds at its own pace, follows its own quirky vision and always manages to surprise alert readers with the titles it puts out. Turtle Point is a remarkably small operation run out of a one-room...
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About four or five years ago, when lots of attention was being paid to the "emerging" genre of the graphic novel -- and especially, to several up-and-coming Jewish practitioners of the form -- I decided to have a look at French artist Joann Sfar's The Rabbi's Cat , which was being highly touted. But I came away underwhelmed. Rather grand...
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Or infusing real life into real acting
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Those interested in American theater must at some point have a reckoning with Lee Strasberg, the "father" of Method acting and, as a founder of the Actors Studio, one of the outsized figures in the history of performing arts in the 20th century. No matter where you fall when it comes to his achievement -- whether you see him as...
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