Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774

And this book-based film may make the most headlines come Oscar night
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The boy in the striped pajamas has taken them off. Much of the writings about "The Reader" -- the Oscar-nominated, Holocaust-oriented film that turns a page on the past -- has focused on the explicit nude scenes between Hanna (Kate Winslet) and Michael (David Kross), to whom the German transportation worker gives transporting tutorials in sex prefaced by his reading...
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A transgenerational drama of a Jewish family with an Asian cast on board
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Trains of thought carry Karen Hartman's heartfelt haikus of drama to people of all stations of life. And now, a production of an award-winning work from 2000 has arrived on time and on message in a world-premiere production in 2009. Traveling "Leah's Train" ... switching tracks, crossing cultures and picking up an Occidental tourist along the way has proved a...
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For someone like myself who came of age reading the great works of the 20th-century modernists -- writers like Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot and Marcel Proust -- the highly ubiquitous postmodernist movement, which was spawned by the excesses and political shenanigans of the 1960s, has generally been an irritant to me. Whether it's Andy Warhol's soup cans or...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
I never could understand the allure of having a supposedly romantic evening for two at a restaurant on Valentine's Day. Spontaneity is out of the question because reservations must be made weeks ahead of time. And privacy is at a minimum -- just picture yourself in the middle of a whispered sweet nothing when the waiter arrives announcing his name...
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Up-and-coming, rock-'n'-rolling Erik Janson has discovered that "Morning in Paradise" is followed by afternoons in nirvana. After a terrific reception for his album of folk-rock that folk in all genres took to, the young and ruggedly handsome singer/ composer has found "Morning in Paradise" is the music of the night played by hundreds of stations nationwide. Now, his sound has...
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