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  • The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey executive chef, Matt Loory

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 16, 2014 | 11:00 am

    Chef Matt Loory received the expected gift from one of his customers on his birthday last Aug. 8: a pie, smack in the face.

    Loory is the executive chef of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which has rolled into town on the mile-long train the cast and crew lovingly...

  • In ‘Adam Resurrected,’ Jeff Goldblum reanimates controversial Shoah survivor

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 30, 2008 | 3:57 am

    In order to play the lead in "Adam Resurrected," Jeff Goldblum said he spent "months crying and crawling around on all fours."

    In the movie -- which makes its Los Angeles premiere at the AFI Film Festival and is adapted from Yoram Kaniuk's controversial 1969 novel -- Goldblum...

  • Math wiz clowns around to ‘serve God with joy’

    By Amy Klein

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Yehuda Braunstein always knew he wanted to be a clown.

    Not a class clown -- the kind who makes trouble in school and gets thrown out of class (although he did like to walk into walls) -- but an actual clown.

    "As a kid, I went to Ringling Bros. circus, and they had a parade, and...

  • Singles - Painted Clowns

    By Teresa Strasser

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As part of our stroll down memory lane, it seemed fitting to reprint a column by one of our most popular writers. Teresa Strasser, now a regular on prime-time television and morning radio, generated stacks of reader mail with pieces such as this one.

    I'm drinking at a bar called the...

  • Clowning Around With Cancer

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After Stanford University graduate Jonna Tamases survived two different cancers in the 1980s, her life took an unexpected turn: She ran off to join the circus.

    She recounts her experience in her quirky, one-woman show, "Jonna's Body, Please Hold," now through Sept. 28 at the Odyssey...

  • Send in the Clowns

    By Teresa Strasser

    February 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Girl meets clown.

    Girl is fascinated by clown, who is a bona fide graduate of clown college and can walk on stilts. Girl also can't help but notice clown is tall and handsome and can stick a long nail all the way up his nose. Girl makes it obvious that she wouldn't be adverse to the...