Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774

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"God on Trial" -- on the seventh day, the defense rested? There is no rest for memory. And that is what this fascinating, if occasionally ploddingly pedantic and draining, drama offers as a plot point as part of "Masterpiece Contemporary," being broadcast this Saturday morning and Sunday evening at 9 on WHYY-TV Arts and Culture Channel. Why? It takes on...
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Neil Friedman treasures his trove of masterpiece movies, gems distributed by his Menemsha Films with a sense of doing so for art's sake. But it is art forsaken and foraged that puts the focus on what may be his most-successful venture to date: "The Rape of Europa," the compelling documented continental drift of morals dredged up by the Nazis in...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
Over the past few years, the physical parameters of Philadelphia's art world have rapidly expanded, and the galleries of Northern Liberties now offer some of this city's hottest destinations for seeing cutting-edge contemporary art. "Global Warming at the Ice Box" denotes both an exhibition and a gallery. "The Icebox" is one gallery space at the Crane Arts Building, which houses...
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Broadway star's cabaret act gets the festival footlight
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Bebe -- it's you! From the long, lovely, lithe legs that dance themselves silly on stage to a voice that veers between haunting and hallowed, Bebe Neuwirth is worth a trip down memory lane, whether it's Kander and Ebb that flows through your mind or Kurt Weill that wells in your heart. The terrifically toned terpsichorean treat and two-time Tony...
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"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" is no slumber party. What it is, however, is one of the new millennium's most memorable and meaningful movies that focuses on the Holocaust, where nightmares seem the natural dream state of being and gargoyles goose-step to the tunes of the infamous Fatherland. Indeed, "Pajamas" -- based on an award-winning novel -- may well...
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