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What Ida gets right, and wrong

By Joanna Auron-Górska

3 weeks ago

Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski, who has garnered two Oscar nominations for his film "Ida", is photographed in West Hollywood, California January 31, 2015. Photo credit, Gus Ruelas/Reuters

A Polish farmer standing shoulders-deep in a hole he has dug in wet, black dirt, searching for Jewish skeletons. As Poles uncover and handle Jewish bones, past sins, dirty conscience,... read full article

  • Lindsay Sloane got a personal bid for role in new CBS comedy

    by Gerri Miller

    3 weeks ago

    Lindsay Sloane made her acting debut in a TV commercial when she was 8. Her mother had struck up a conversation at a shopping mall with a woman who turned out to be a talent agent, and one thing led to another. “It was a commercial for the Church of the Latter Day Saints,” Sloane...

  • NBC’s Brian Williams suspended 6 months over Iraq claims

    Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Brian Williams, the anchor of NBC's top-rated "Nightly News" program, has been suspended without pay for six months after admitting last week that a story he told about coming under fire on a helicopter during the Iraq war was not true, the network said on Tuesday.

    As one of...

  • The best of Jon Stewart’s Jewish jokes

    3 weeks ago

    With the announcement that Jon Stewart is leaving 'The Daily Show', we take a moment to pause and recall his finest moments as the de facto CEO of Jewish humor in America.  There is so much we will miss.  First, his sharp interviews (not with celebrities, with authors and...

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  • Jon Stewart to leave ‘The Daily Show’ this year

    Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Comedian Jon Stewart will leave as the host of Comedy Central's satirical newscast "The Daily Show" later this year, the Viacom Inc-owned network said on Tuesday.

    [MORE: The best of Jon Stewart’s Jewish Jokes]

    "Through his unique voice and vision, 'The Daily Show' has become a...

  • The Jewish stars of 2015’s midseason TV

    by Gerri Miller

    3 weeks ago

    She won a Tony award for “Hairspray” and has appeared in the movies “American Beauty” and “Fever Pitch” and TV’s “Dancing With the Stars,” “The Talk,” and had recent recurring roles on the sitcoms “Melissa & Joey” and “Playing House.” Now Marissa Jaret Winokur is frankly talking...

  • Angelina Jolie aims to recruit academics to fight sexual violence in war

    Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Angelina Jolie said she hoped Britain's first academic center devoted to women, peace and security studies would benefit millions of girls, like an Iraqi teenager she met who had been kept as a sex slave by Islamic State.

    Opening the center at the London School of Economics – the...

  • ‘Foxcatcher’: Why it took 7 years to complete

    By Jonathan Maseng

    3 weeks ago

    For Hollywood screenwriters, having your work rewritten is a fact of life, although it goes without saying that most writers hate it. So it's an odd pleasure to meet a pair like E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, a writer and a rewriter who not only don't hate each other, but actually...

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