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  • Comedian Annabelle Gurwitch on 50 being the new 50

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 3, 2015 | 10:50 am

    “Fifty is the new 40? That’s total BS,” Annabelle Gurwitch, an acclaimed humorist, author and performer, said during a recent interview at a Chinese cafe in West Hollywood. Gurwitch, whose witty work has been compared to that of Nora Ephron, is 53. But, she said, “53 is like 83 in...

  • Calendar March 1-7

    By Laura Donney

    March 2, 2014 | 12:44 pm

    SUN | MAR 2


    Like Cyndi said, it’s all we really want. But throwing in a brunch and four impressive authors wouldn’t hurt either. Start your mid-morning right with Daniel Bergner (“What Do Women Want?”), Yael Kohn (“We Killed : The Rise of Women in...

  • Lessons from Arthur Schnitzler’s Vienna

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 27, 2012 | 3:31 pm

    One of my favorite New Yorker cartoons features two men in conversation walking down a city street. Surrounding them are dollar signs — in every window, on every car, on everything. The caption reads: “Remember when everything was sex, sex, sex?”

    This image came to mind the other...

  • The ‘revenge of the fired’ could fill a book—and does

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Because I've been fired from nearly every job I've ever held, I always thought nobody in the world understands what I've been through. Boo-hoo, right? But along comes Annabelle Gurwitch and her book, "Fired!: Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized, and Dismissed," which includes...
  • Childhood Echoes Onstage

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The two voices began screaming inside Murray Mednick's head the minute he sat down to write a play some years ago. The characters were arguing viciously about money.

    They sounded alarmingly familiar.

    "I recognized my parents," said Mednick, founder of the Padua Hills Playwrights...