Thursday, July 30, 2015 Av 14, 5775

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Breaking bread -- or breaking heads? "Friday Night Dinner" may or may not make the most out of the motzi ceremony as this BBC America series takes the kiddush cup and pours it all over the head of what one anticipates to be a traditional Shabbat dinner. But then, the Goodmans may be the most untraditional of Jewish families to...
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Inventive ways to rethink those teeny, tiny burgers
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Eileen Goltz, JE Feature
SLICE OF LIFE Ever hear of a guy named Walter Anderson? He is the culinary genius who created White Castle and the world-famous concept of the slider (they call it a slyder, just so we're clear here). Thanks to good ole Walt, we can all chow down on lots of teeny, tiny burgers and call ourselves gourmets. While my pre-kashrut...
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Freud said you need both, and Anne Roiphe discovered it was so
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SPEAKING VOLUMES I don't think I've ever read a memoir by a living writer that includes a preface by the author's child. This seems like a device from another century, affixed to manuscripts found after death. But such is the case with the very alive Anne Roiphe's newest book Art and Madness: A Memoir of Lust Without Reason , published...
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Azazel Jacobs' coming-of-age movie a class act of accomplishment
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"Terri" and the pirates he pals around with -- high school outcasts who all have walked the plank of life and fallen into its ocean only to be spit right back up and out -- will never find the hidden treasure of peer acceptance. But among each other -- the obese, obsequious Terri; the self-mutilating Chad and the cute, but...
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When your name is Rush, why wait? Because it was a great job, says Devyn Rush of her work as a singing server, waiting tables at Ellen's Stardust Diner in New York. Well, not everyone could wait; indeed, the diner's management couldn't, firing the 21-year-old for taking time off. But this was not idle time but "Idol" time as New...
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