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  • Schmuck and the City

    By Nikki Tabibian

    August 13, 2014 | 11:57 am

         During my first months on the East Coast, snowfall, rain and hail hit The City, while a storm of vexing questions plagued my frozen suburban mind:

         How many layers are too many?
         Would it be appropriate to wear a hijab to fight off a 30-degree chill? 
         Where...

  • Before Sarah Silverman, Carol Leifer had to break into the boys club

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 11, 2014 | 5:25 pm

    Showbiz pioneer Carol Leifer is one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets, even though her resume boasts stints on some of the most popular and memorable television shows of the last half-century --- “Seinfeld,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Late Show with David Letterman,” among them....

  • Jew’s-Eye View TV

    By Catherine Seipp

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Larry David is notoriously prickly. Still, at a recent HBO press conference for "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the television series starring the comedy writer as himself (the second season premiered Sept. 23), he made a game effort to be brightly quotable. "I might be the first bald man to...

  • From the Tube to the Big Screen

    By Tom Tugend

    August 28, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Veteran television writer/producer Saul Turteltaub had to wait 44 years for his first film credit, "For Roseanna," starring Mercedes Reuhl and Jean Reno.
    Saul Turteltaub, a name-brand television comedy writer and producer for 44 years, remembers submitting his first movie screenplay....

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