Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

A little help for those who never mix milk with anything
If you think steering clear of dairy means giving up your favorite dishes, then you're in for a delicious surprise. In her new book -- Levana Cooks Dairy-Free! -- restaurateur, chef and cooking instructor Levana Kirschenbaum offers a collection of recipes made with natural dairy alternatives, such as soy, rice, oat, and almond and coconut milks, that are all significantly...
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Artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel bursts through physical confines of a 'Diving Bell'
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The term "stroke of luck" could not have taken on a more odious oxymoronic meaning than it did for French Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, at 43, in 1995, was dealt an unfashionable fillip by life -- a freakish stroke that left him painfully paralyzed, with the exception of his left eye. And for a man who always had an...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
I never know what I'll find each summer when I go to the "Athfest" in Athens, Ga., but I always stumble across at least one gem. One of my favorite discoveries this year was Allison Weiss and the Bandits. They looked like Lisa Loeb fronting a punk band and sounded like tight pop pros. Better yet, they sank their hooks...
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Chazz Palminteri at the intersection of bravery and bluster, in the 'Bronx'
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Chazz Palminteri gives Damon Runyan a run for his money in "A Bronx Tale," a wonderful one-man show of a million mugs so tough it took a stagehands' strike to stop Broadway shows in terms they could understand -- in this case, the stagehands had only to give them the finger. Okay, it was all 10 of them, holding placards...
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You hear about Jewish influence in all of the arts, to say nothing of other areas of expertise; and, though you sometimes think of it as a pleasant exaggeration -- when it's not being posited as a subtle slur -- you can still run across evidence of such influence, and be amazed at just how far and wide and deep...
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