Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With the global mega-concert Live 8 less than 48 hours away, Larry Magid seemed decidedly relaxed. For the legendary Philadelphia concert promoter who will be running the only U.S. leg of the global event, Magid stayed cool while talking to the press, answering phones and giving directions to his staff - all under the pressure of an ever-ticking clock. Magid...
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When The Collected Poems of Stanley Kunitz appeared five years ago, I wrote that the central moment in the poet's life - as well as in the deeply textured universe he's created during his nearly 70-year career - was his father's suicide. And perhaps his most famous crystallization of that tragic and seminal event - and the terrible ramifications it...
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Some reviewers are just better suited than others for certain assignments. I've read a wide range of reviews of American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherman, the first full-scale biography of famed scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer. These assessments, published in prominent media outlets, have been pure distillations or unblemished reflections of the book itself, which is a worshipful...
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new york If a tree fell in the woods … would an audience come? "Thom Pain (based on nothing)" bases part of its existence on such exigent enquiries. Sure, there are times when Pain lives up to his name, and you ask yourself what is it with these existentialists, that it's always only about their point of view? Can't they...
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As yet another $200-mil-plus lottery winner appeared on yet another morning show - why do all the winners seem to get their tickets at a convenience store in Idaho? - he talked about revealing the big surprise to his parents. When Brad Duke, 33, called his mother, priorities were suddenly put into place. "Mom, guess what?" and his exuberance was...
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