Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775

A steady hand tackles an old stalwart of a subject: New York's theater industry
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Stefan Kanfer. The name may not ring any bells, although it should, especially if you're a lover of books and magazines. That's because Kanfer, who, for 20 years, was a more than dependable staple at Time magazine, has also been turning out a steady stream of more than dependable volumes of biography, history and social criticism on a wealth of...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
When the opening lyrics to Journey's 1980s hit, "Don't Stop Believin' " played, Ilene Fink put her hands in the air and let out a roaring, "Woooo!" "I can't believe they're not all going wild over this song," said Fink, as her red-and-black Santa's cap waved back and forth on the dance floor at Cuba Libre on Christmas Eve. Then,...
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Jamie Geller's 2007 cookbook, Quick & Kosher: Recipes From the Bride Who Knew Nothing , is the story of a young businesswoman who came into marriage without knowing a spatula from a saucepan. Determined to master cooking yet short on time, she was dismayed to find that most cookbooks consider an hour of preparation time "quick," and presumed more culinary...
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A poet creates a sound -- a vision, really -- of his own making
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Louis Zukofsky has been called the most influential poet you've never heard of. Much like his fellow Objectivist, Charles Reznikoff, whom I wrote about several weeks ago, he toiled in almost complete obscurity, unknown to readers and critics alike, though during his lifetime, he and his work were beloved by many other poets. These days, however, he's been getting some...
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If Milton Berle looked comfortable in a dress, why not a coonskin cap? As one of the "Pioneers of Television," Uncle Miltie of the millions was a Jewish Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier that was the Philco TV in our house, where "Our Crowd" was crowded into the living room, family and friends jamming in to see the...
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