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  • Stormin’ da castle: Tony Curtis in Hollywood

    December 30, 2008 | 10:55 pm

    In "Cultural Amnesia," Clive James' eccentric encyclopedia of modern culture, the Australian critic devotes some of his most enthusiastic pages to Tony Curtis.

    One might not think that Curtis, whose fame rests more on his beauty and outsized personality than on the quality of his...

  • Where Is Home? U.S. or Israel?

    By Edoe Cohen

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    One, two, tree."

    "No, dad! It's one, two, thhhhreeee."

    Growing up with Israeli parents in Los Angeles was often uncomfortable. I never felt completely at home. My parents were not locals, yet I was. They pronounced things differently with heavy accents: "Thhhhreeee," not, "tree!"

    ...
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