Saturday, August 27, 2016 Av 23, 5776

'Grace' star soars from 'Start' to finish in TV miniseries
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The Indianapolis 500 may be history, but the race to the finish line for many is a startling starting-pistol-shot to the heart: Gentlemen, start your ex-es! But there's nothing gentlemanly about husbands whose zoom-zoom to the zenith of the zeitgeist involves uncoupling the cars that brought them to the race to begin with. And for many men in Hollywood, those...
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A dance critic never sidesteps her many other interests
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What sort of criteria can be used to measure the success of a book? I'm not talking about any sort of obtuse critical theories, but about the tools that everyday devoted readers use to evaluate what they've just read. High on any list would have to be pleasure, which comes in assorted flavors: love of plot, character, style. Though these...
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Kosher consumers can now enjoy desserts with a high-quality, ready-to-spread frosting immediately after consuming a meat meal. Manischewitz brings this news to the frosting category by introducing a new line of pareve, ready-to-spread frostings. The frosting, in chocolate and vanilla flavors, will be available in 12-oz. resealable containers. And if you're looking for a sweet idea for this new reality,...
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Come June, don't forget the guy who's going down that aisle
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Louise Fiszer, JEFeature
The June issues of lifestyle and cooking magazine are packed with articles about lunches, brunches, showers and other frilly events focused on the bride. Girlfriends, aunts, sisters and cousins are busily at work to make these parties memorable events for her. Yet the other half of the wedding party, the groom, gets little or no attention at all. A night...
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Artists scarred by war see with new eyes
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Twentieth-century German art generally makes me sweat. There is little doubt that the most famous paintings of the Weimar period, which tapped into the horrors unleashed by World War I and the economic uncertainties that racked Germany during the 1920s -- the pre-Fascist period -- were meant to make viewers uncomfortable. This is not art that we long to linger...
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