Thursday, February 11, 2016 AdarI 2, 5776

A critic argues that Prague has been "rewritten" through the ages
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Scholar Alfred Thomas is very clear about his intentions in his new book Prague Palimpsest: Writing, Memory, and the City , recently published by Chicago University Press; and these intentions have much to do with some of the more trendy currents in academic literary criticism. He tells us in his introductory remarks that he did not want to...
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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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This Jewish family has each other's back. Which makes stabbing all the much easier. Take a peep into the "Peep World" of the Meyerwitz clan, whose Patton-like patriarch (Ron Rifkin) acts as Jewish general to his ragtag rejects of an army/ family. Battle lines are drawn over the father's 70th birthday dinner where arguments and acrimony are rationed out to...
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Who better than a Neshama to sing soul music? It certainly comes naturally to Neshama (Hebrew for "soul") Carlebach, the 36-year-old scion of the sensational spiritual leader/singer/composer Shlomo Carlebach, whose early death at 69 in 1994 left a hole in the soul of world music and spirituality as well. But his daughter has come a-healing and a-helping since, noting that...
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Wishing "L'chaim" to Anna Deavere Smith is not so much a toast to good health as test of talent. Indeed, raising a glass in hope helps raise the bar of how high she is willing to go to expose the health-care experience that is in extremis in this country. If all the world's a stage, all the health-care industry should...
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