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  • Adventures of Tom & Chabon

    By Tom Teicholz

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Novelist Michael Chabon has an agent, Steven Barclay, who handles his speaking engagements and who scheduled my interview with Chabon for 8:15 a.m. on the morning of Halloween. When I asked Barclay what self-respecting writer does interviews at 8:15 a.m., he said: "A very busy one."...
  • Theater: De-fusing ‘Random Sharp Objects’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In the semi-autobiographical play "Random Sharp Objects," two Jewish women engage in a kind of impromptu psychoanalysis session. Hali (Hali Morell) describes growing up with a hippie-therapist Dad who talked too frankly about sex. As an adult, she says, she was drawn to a series of...
  • Faith, Fans Keep ‘Everwood’ Climbing

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Everyone knows about Grace Adler and Seth Cohen. The Jewish characters of hit shows "Will and Grace" and "The O.C." have already become a part of the cultural zeitgeist.

    But completing its third season this week is one more show featuring Jewish characters, called "Everwood." 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...

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  • New York State of Mind

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Edward Burns tells a story to illustrate why he was inspired to write his multicultural comedy, "Sidewalks of New York," featuring characters from Puerto Rican to Jewish to everything in between. "I was on a Manhattan movie set, and this Catholic woman goes, 'My son has his...