Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774

Edward Zwick in all his glory in factual film of Holocaust heroics
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"Defiance" defines the ultimate act of partisan politics. Embattled by evolving evils, the Polish Jewish partisans of "Defiance" must deftly straddle empirical morality amid survival setbacks -- all the while assessing their own newly formed sorrowful society stacked up against them during the Holocaust. Into the woods they go for a grim existence; whether they leave alive requires an exit...
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The never give in, damn-the-defiant Bielski Brothers of "Defiance" never cried uncle. But Barry Belsky did. Of course, he said. Why wouldn't he? Indeed, they were wonderful any time he cried out to them for help as a youngster. They were, after all, his uncles. Co-owner of Mr. Barstool in Old City, a family business, Barry Belsky is high-beam proud...
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Of the newer breed of New Yorker cartoonists -- those who first came of artistic age in the magazine's pages during the late 1970s and '80s -- Roz Chast has to be one of the most off-the-wall types in a very unpredictable group. It was clear in the 1970s that the magazine was attempting to break its own mold, especially...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
In the last six months alone, I've celebrated and cooked for two New Year events, Sukkot, Thanksgiving and Chanukah. A little rest for the "kitchen weary" is now in order. I'm ready for one-pot, easy-to- prepare food, and, to me, nothing is more satisfying than a well-crafted, warming, savory stew. I have wonderful, comforting memories associated with stews, but I...
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When Eating Well: The Magazine of Food & Health first appeared on newsstands in 1990, skeptics wondered if low-fat food wasn't just one more flash in the nutrition pan. Fat, however, has edged out all others as the dietary issue. In fact, limiting fat to reduce heart disease and cancer risk should remain a priority. Eating Well: Secrets of Low-Fat...
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