Saturday, May 30, 2015 Sivan 12, 5775

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SPEAKING VOLUMES I'm Dying Up Here is about what it's subtitle suggests: Heartbreak and High Times in Standup Comedy's Golden Era . The people pictured on the cover -- David Letterman, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis and Andy Kaufman -- are some of the central players in the drama -- and it is a drama, despite the plethora of jokes retold...
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Slumdog slam-dunk? You could make the case for comics Chris Kattan and his dad, Kip King, who find that Indian summer comes early this year with "Bollywood Hero," a Mumbai-minted mini-series coming to IFC cable for three nights beginning on Aug. 6. Mango and curry -- that's some spicy concoction: Chris created some of the livelier comic creations on "Saturday...
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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP During a recent exchange between friends of an up-coming summer potluck barbecue, the talk turned to dessert. Some were offering all sorts of cakes, tarts and cookies. However, there seemed to be a glaring omission from this very American party dessert list -- pies. Although pies may not have been created in America, they definitely have become...
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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Two food books recently crossed my desk, each from different eras and with vastly different content, but both culinary treasures. I couldn't wait to read Emma Wedgwood Darwin's book titled Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book, Revived and Illustrated , published by Glitterati. Emma's husband, Charles, was one of the most celebrated and perhaps notorious thinkers of his day. His treatise...
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Lyricist Fred Ebb and composer John Kander were not only collaborators for more than 40 years -- longer than any songwriting partnership in Broadway history, notes their biographer James Leve -- but also fast and inseparable friends for those four productive decades. It seems that only something as sudden and definitive as Ebb's death in 2004 could have...
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