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  • ‘That’s My Boy’ reviews:  They could have been worse

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 17, 2012 | 9:05 pm

    Adam Sandler’s raunch-fest “That’s My Boy” hit theaters in time for Father’s Day, starring Jewish icons Sandler and Andy Samberg (“Saturday Night Live”) as the reconciling father and son. And not unexpectedly, critics aren’t exactly embracing the film, while...

  • Two Jews on Film: Horrible Bosses-Movie Review

    July 7, 2011 | 10:38 am

    Video by Joan and John Schwartz

    The main thing I want when I watch a comedy…is to laugh…alot….And that is exactly what happened when I saw, director Seth Gordon’s new film, ‘Horrible Bosses’. This is a very funny comedy.

    Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman) has been working 12 hour days...

  • Hirsi Ali, critic of Islam, honored for courage

    By Tom Tugend

    October 29, 2008 | 10:57 pm

    A tall African-born woman, raised a devout Muslim but now one of Islam's sharpest critics, last week calmly dismantled some of the favorite shibboleths of American liberalism.

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali was in town to accept an inaugural award for her remarkable personal and civic courage from...

  • Seven Thumbs Up

    By Christine Pelisek

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    An unscientific, random sample of moviegoers who turned out for the new Steven Spielberg's film, "Munich," overwhelmingly liked what they saw. All of these patrons saw the film at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood.

    Slow going at first; 40 minutes longer than it had to be. A...

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  • Community Briefs

    By Amy Klein

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Interfaith Fasting for Yom Kippur

    Jews aren't the only ones fasting this High Holiday season.

    Two other religious organizations, one Christian, one Muslim, have joined with a Jewish one to call on Americans to take part in a nationwide fast of reflection, repentance, reconciliation...

  • Here Come The Bridesmaids!

    By Abigail Green

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    You've honored your closest friends and most cherished relatives with a special place in your wedding party. As bridesmaids, they'll throw you a shower, plan a bachelorette bash and attend other pre-wedding event, which means you'll be spending a good deal of time with them in the...

  • Myra Waldo Schwartz

    By Jill Holzman

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Myra Waldo Schwartz, travel writer, food editor and critic died July 25.

    A member of the Screen Actors Guild, Myra had numerous television appearances, a radio show on food on New York's WCBS News Radio 88 and was the food editor for The Baltimore Sun's This Week Magazine.

    She...

  • The Many Layers of ‘Cake’

    By Judy Bart Kancigor

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Journalism 101, Rule No. 1: The interview is about the interviewee, not about you. Ask a question, then shut up and listen. Obviously, the instructor never met Sharon Boorstin, who is as interested in you as you are in her. No, really. My list of questions goes out the window.

    With...

  • The Poetry of Lamentations

    By Dennis Gura

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "The Book of Lamentations: A Meditation and Translation" by David R. Slavitt (Johns Hopkins University Press. $15.95).

    David R. Slavitt's new translation of Eicha (Lamentations) demonstrates his masterful sensibilities and poetic fortitude. Avoiding the abstract and distant language...

  • Luried Tales

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Back when Rod Lurie was the meanest film critic in L.A., he used to gush about actress Joan Allen on his KABC radio show. The guy who once called Danny DeVito a "testicle with legs" lauded Allen as "the greatest working actor in the world." "I'd manage to slip that in every other...

  • George Jean Nathan:

    By Charles Marowitz

    June 11, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    No matter how impressive Nathan the Critic ever becomes, he is constantly subverted by Nathan the Dandy, the man who is more concerned with witty badinage and flip cynicism than he is hard, critical reasoning.

    George Jean Nathan: A True Critic...

  • Taking on the Bible

    By Rob Eshman

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Remember that great scene in "Inherit the Wind," when Clarence Darrow asks William Jennings Bryan if a book that details rape, incest, slaughter, nudity and sodomy should be banned? The fundamentalist Bryan answers, "Of course!" and Darrow, with a flourish, whips out a copy of the...
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