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  • Actor Jason Segel opens up about childhood as Jewish outsider

    July 31, 2015 | 2:26 pm

    Actor Jason Segel — best known as the star of  “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “How I Met Your Mother” — opened up on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast this week about growing up half-Jewish and complete outsider.

    Segel sat down for the Monday podcast ahead of the release of film “The...

  • Margulies goes on the road with ‘End of the Tour’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 23, 2015 | 6:05 pm

    The work of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Donald Margulies (“Dinner With Friends”) long has explored the struggles of the modern artist. After newspapers panned a couple of his early plays, and after the brisk closing of his Manhattan Theatre Club debut,...

  • Jewish David Foster Wallace stuns at Sundance

    January 27, 2015 | 9:48 am

    No, the late great writer David Foster Wallace was not Jewish – but the first actor to portray him onscreen is.

    Jason Segel, the Jewish actor known for his roles in films such as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “The Five-Year Engagement” as well as the popular TV show “How I Met...

  • An apple for the Apple

    By Marty Kaplan

    April 10, 2013 | 11:21 am

    I ain’t letting no computer grade this column.  No way.

    For one thing, essay-grading software can’t tell the difference between the intentional errors I just made and the kind of mistakes that would torpedo a college or job application.  For another, who needs a machine to tell...