Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

What camp brings to mind
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I had a terrible overnight camp experience. I like to blame it on the camp itself. My father, not wishing to have to spend too much money to send my brother and me to the Poconos, found a YMCA camp that did everything on the cheap. The bunks were spartan, the plumbing ancient (the toilets overflowed into the bunk at...
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It's always an occasion, even in the backyard
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Daniel Stern, JE Feature
July in Philadelphia does not disappoint if you love having your clothes cling to you, doused with dampness, after walking only a block. But even with these scorching-hot days and muggy nights, take a walk one evening to note all the die-hard diners, insistent on eating al fresco no matter what Mother Nature whips up. The wait staff at restaurants...
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The plight of Judith Miller - The New York Times reporter who's now serving time for refusing to disclose sources - has been all over the media. But if, like me, the only thing you're certain about in the whole mess is that Miller's in prison, look no further than the July 18 New York magazine. It published a clever,...
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Bankrupt with ideas to keep your business busy? Need someone who earned an MBA in moxie, bravura and arrogance to turn it around rather than inside out? Who better to mind the store than Pauly Shore? Uh … Alan Greenspan? But with Greenspan otherwise occupied, Shore, whose sense of humor some claim has never matched the inflation index, is taking...
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"Manuscript" is scripted with stolen moments. Literary larceny is what playwright Paul Grellong makes book on here, turning writers into turncoats and reading the riot act to those who would pass off what is another's as theirs. If there is a sense of irony in this iron-willed drama, it is that director Bob Balaban, a balabust of originality, is helming...
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