Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Sivan 9, 5775

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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
I never could understand the allure of having a supposedly romantic evening for two at a restaurant on Valentine's Day. Spontaneity is out of the question because reservations must be made weeks ahead of time. And privacy is at a minimum -- just picture yourself in the middle of a whispered sweet nothing when the waiter arrives announcing his name...
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For someone like myself who came of age reading the great works of the 20th-century modernists -- writers like Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot and Marcel Proust -- the highly ubiquitous postmodernist movement, which was spawned by the excesses and political shenanigans of the 1960s, has generally been an irritant to me. Whether it's Andy Warhol's soup cans or...
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A transgenerational drama of a Jewish family with an Asian cast on board
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Trains of thought carry Karen Hartman's heartfelt haikus of drama to people of all stations of life. And now, a production of an award-winning work from 2000 has arrived on time and on message in a world-premiere production in 2009. Traveling "Leah's Train" ... switching tracks, crossing cultures and picking up an Occidental tourist along the way has proved a...
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And this book-based film may make the most headlines come Oscar night
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The boy in the striped pajamas has taken them off. Much of the writings about "The Reader" -- the Oscar-nominated, Holocaust-oriented film that turns a page on the past -- has focused on the explicit nude scenes between Hanna (Kate Winslet) and Michael (David Kross), to whom the German transportation worker gives transporting tutorials in sex prefaced by his reading...
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Musical role in the sure hands of Adam Pascal, 'Broadway Guy' and 'Goyband' star
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Adam Pascal is high-"Rent" district dynamic. Roger out, Roger back in: Pascal is reprising his Tony Award-nominated role as Roger Davis, the young, guitar-strumming AIDS patient impatient with progress, in a national tour of the acclaimed, idiosyncratic and iconoclastic Tony Award-winning musical, now through this weekend at the Academy of Music. Despite all the hoopla surrounding his rocking career --...
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