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  • Washington letter to go back on display

    May 10, 2012 | 12:57 pm

    A 1790 letter by George Washington decrying bigotry to a synagogue in Rhode Island will go back on public display for the first time in a decade.

    In the letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Washington said that America would give “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no...

  • “Harry Potter’s” Jason Isaacs on Playing “Racist” Lucius Malfoy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 15, 2011 | 8:40 pm

    “Lucius Malfoy espouses the language of racism and eugenics,” said Jason Isaacs, the British actor who has portrayed the Muggle-loathing wizard supremacist in seven of the eight “Harry Potter” films, concluding with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:  Part II,” opening...

  • Brooke Shields and the Jewish Girls of “Girls Talk” [SLIDESHOW]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 17, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    “That’s sooo funny, Roger,” Brooke Shields said to playwright Roger Kumble during a read-through of “Girls Talk,” his new satire about Hollywood power moms at the Lee Strasberg Theatre opening March 18.  Shields and her co-stars were laughing over the scene in which the...

  • Stewart takes shots at Sanchez

    October 4, 2010 | 12:04 pm

    “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart jabbed back at fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez.

    Sanchez was fired Oct. 1, a day after he suggested that Jews run the news business and called Stewart, who is Jewish, a bigot.

    During the taping Oct. 2 of a Comedy Central benefit to raise money to...

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