Tuesday, March 3, 2015 AdarI 12, 5775
Did Clark Kentetsky just shorten his name to get a good job? And just how many shuls were there on Krypton?
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Truth, justice and the ... Yiddish way? Sure, "Superman Returns" after five years. But who knew Supersized would mean he'd be coming back circumsized? And does a Man of Steel still need some grape juice to handle the pain? That must be some pair of scissors. "Well, I'm not saying Superman is Jewish, but certainly his creators, Jerry Siegel and...
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This comedy cookie hears the big break coming … or is that just her water? - See more at: http://je.pliner.com/article/3717/On_the_Scene/#sthash.7E1cOUHG.dpuf
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Stella is a scream! And you don't have to be a Stanley Kowalski to understand why this street card with the desire to be the best is indeed one of the best. From Russia with Lvov … the Soviet Jewish émigré is more yuk-worthy than Yakov Smirnoff, giving new laugh line readings to the meaning of a pregnant pause. Baby...
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‘Wordplay’ plays out as action-adventure
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Ellen Ripstein doesn't have one cross word for The New York Times. Far from it, she says; she enjoys it. But, oh, does The New York Times have crosswords for Ellen Ripstein. No problem, she says; she enjoys them. Easy to see why. Every day's a down day for the very up Ripstein, who lets it rip in a prolix...
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A Bar Mitzvah boy playing "Hatikvah" on a kazoo while eating hummus from a jar? A wedding singer offering "It's Hard Out There for a Pimp"in Yiddish? A mime enacting a Jewish husband trying to get a word in during an argument? Well, it could happen. And it all could happen - conceivably - on "America's Got Talent," the new...
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There is a sense of poetic injustice to POV's "No More Tears Sister"; it is as if Wordsworth had written "Have I not reason to lament/ what man has made of man" while witnessing the human-made atrocities committed in Sri Lanka against its self-sacrificing humanitarian workers sacrificed at the altar of ignorance in an aura of fear. The episode, focusing...
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