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  • Katsuji Tanabe, Mexi-Kosher maven, competes on ‘Top Chef’

    November 11, 2014 | 10:02 am

    “I’m a Mexican-Japanese who owns a kosher restaurant.”

    Welcome to L.A.

    Katsuji Tanabi is our neighborhood chef, founder of the ‘lil Mexican Kosher joint, aptly named Mexi-Kosher, located in the Pico-Robertson area. He’s won Food Network’s “Chopped” and now he’s competing in...

  • Paul Reiser on Playing Himself on (What Else) “The Paul Reiser Show”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 8, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    Paul Reiser eyes his agent warily in an upcoming episode of “The Paul Reiser Show,” the writer-actor-comedian’s new half-hour comedy on NBC, which closely resembles his real life.  In the scene, it’s been some years since Reiser’s megahit “Mad About You” went off the...

  • Jew of Arcadia

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    Becky Wahlstrom isn't a Jew, but she plays one on TV. As Grace Polk on CBS's "Joan of Arcadia," the blond Chicagoan looks refreshingly unlike your stereotypical Jewish character. Of course, Grace's character wasn't supposed to seem Jewish from the start. The contrary, politically...

  • No Stranger to Strange

    By David Finnigan

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    From call girl to Trump girl, actress Lisa Edelstein has played myriad parts on stage and off. Now she's landed a plum role, starring on the Fox TV series "House," an "E.R."-meets-"CSI" drama. The Boston native heads the fictional teaching hospital that houses strangely ill...

  • TV Drama Dances To New Beat

    By David Finnigan

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    NBC's Sunday night drama, "American Dreams," finds the generally non-Jewish saga's second season storylines, about an Irish Catholic family in 1960s Philadelphia, becoming a bit more Jewish.

    "We have people praying on TV," said "Dreams" executive producer Jonathan Prince, the...

  • Kosher Sex

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Talk about fiction: A show with four women who live in Manhattan and spend most of their time talking about men, eating and shopping -- and none of them are Jewish? That all could change this season on HBO's "Sex and the City," when one of the gals considers heading to temple.

    In the...