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  • Paul Rudd Q & A:  ‘This is 40’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 28, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    “There are a couple of Jewish jokes that I think are just great,” actor Paul Rudd said, eagerly, leaning forward on a couch at the Four Seasons Hotel, where he was recently promoting his new Judd Apatow film, “This is 40.”  “This Jewish kid asks his dad, ‘Can I borrow $30?'  And...

  • Fear and Self-Loathing in Atlanta

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Alfred Uhry was growing up in a German Jewish family in Atlanta, he didn't know what a bagel was. The word, "klutz" was as foreign to him as Chinese.

    "I never attended a bar mitzvah, much less had one," Uhry, 66, said from his Manhattan home.

    Instead, he sang the lead solo in a...

  • A Playwright Returns to His Roots

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry, 61, is a Southern Jew who defines himelf as someone who grew up in a community of genteel Southern Jews who wished they were Episcopalian.

    It is a wry, almost mocking description that perhaps befits the author of "Driving Miss Daisy,"...