Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

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SPEAKIING VOLUMES I can pinpoint with great accuracy the moment I fell in love with the photography of André Kertész, and that's because it was predicated on a misunderstanding. It happened in the Eighth Street Bookshop, one of Manhattan's legendary locales. It's long-gone now, its passing much lamented by those of us lucky enough to have lived in Greenwich Village...
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Son's film disputes commission's faulting his father in part for Yom Kippur debacle
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MOVIE MANIA Father's daze? What better way to define the dizzying dips of befuddlement and undeniable deep sense of frustration that met Yair Elazar on his quest to find out about his mysterious father? Yair yearned for those evasive truths that would define the dad he knew only briefly since he died when Yair was only 10. But the missing...
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Really, there's no reason to be afraid of what's in this classic Passover fare
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Eileen Goltz
SLICE OF LIFE While I'm a fan of traditional chopped liver, I have a special place in my heart for chicken livers. There are those who think eating "organ" meat is, well, icky. However, being steeped in the lore of holiday fare, and the delicious variations created by my relatives, I have to say that chicken liver is not to...
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Israeli Oren Peli offers an insider's look at 'Insidious'
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Oren Peli is a super natural as a horror-meister. The guy scares the hell out of me. But, as Oren knows, it's nothing personal; all professional. After all, what's not to like about this 39-year-old sweet sabra of a one-time software programmer now programming hard-hearted spine-chilling chillers? Peli pelts the movie-goer with popcorn flicks that seemingly pop out of the...
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How do you spell out what you don't want your child to hear when she just won the 17th annual Scripps Regional Spelling Bee competition? No problem for David Greenberg and Marisol Villamil, who say it loud and say it proud: Their daughter has always been No. 1 in their book. Now they can book a trip to the national...
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