Poverty lawyer, presidential speech writer, comedy show host, columnist for major daily newspapers — 68-year-old Ben Stein won't lack for interesting things to talk about when he performs at Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s main fundraising event in early November.
Discover how the murderously racist dictator of the Dominican Republic welcomed almost 800 European Jews to his country during World War II and how this little-known story gained new relevance thanks to a film that documents the creation of a musical about the rescue, featuring a cast of Dominican and Jewish teenagers.
Greg Salisbury first came to the Exponent as an intern at Inside magazine. He has been the editor of Special Sections since 2000, the editor of Inside magazine since 2008 and the Arts and Culture editor since 2012.
He was born in Philadelphia, and has lived up and down the Eastern Seaboard.