Sunday, July 5, 2015 Tammuz 18, 5775

Author explains the background behind a new ethnic icon
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Erica Brooke Fajge, JE Feature
"What number do the years in which the American Girl stories take place end with?" "Four!" came a loud reply. It was uttered by a young fan of the Rebecca Rubin character and books, part of the American Girl series, calling out in response to a question asked by author Jacqueline Dembar Greene. This enthusiastic elementary-school student was not the...
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Why's a nice Jewish girl "slumming" playing Lucy the Slut? It's all in a day's -- and night's -- work, insists Jacqueline Grabois, whose handiwork includes manipulating anything-but-pedestrian puppets in "Avenue Q," the street theater of a different sort that took home the Tony Award as best musical on Broadway in 2004, and continues its raucously funny road tour this...
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For Philadelphia's Chuck Barris, Sunday's no holiday
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He is the father of modern-day reality-game shows, but when it came to the rules of real parenthood, Chuck Barris concedes, as a father, he didn't know best. It is all a moving admission from the man whose "Newlywed Game" and "Dating Game" were game for gotcha TV for many, but who, away from the hot lights of his "The...
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Who needs Hollywood, when now there's ... Vilnius?
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Norma Davidoff, JEFeature
Great places to visit make great film locations, right? Paris, Rome, even the plains of Africa. And then there's Vilnius, Lithuania, and its lush rural surroundings. This city, formerly Vilna, was famous as a renown spiritual center of Jewish study for centuries. It's now heading into the 21st century as a legitimate site for film production. U.S. and European producers...
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After you've served him his favorite dinner, continue to celebrate Dad, along with his sweet tooth, by offering him a homemade chocolate treat that he'll definitely find hard to resist. Fudgy Turtle-Brownie Pie Brownie Ingredients: 1 package (19.4 oz.) brownie mix with pecans 3 Tbsps. water 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 eggs 12 caramels, unwrapped, halved Sauce Ingredients: 15 caramels,...
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