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  • How Tinseltown shaped the world’s view of the Holocaust

    By Tom Tugend

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Hollywood movies and television have shaped the way most of the world perceives the Final Solution, narrator Gene Hackman observes at the beginning of "Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust."

    It is a statement that may not sit too well with generations of historians and...

  • Alan King a Model for Seinfeld, Crystal

    By Peter Ephross

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Many young Americans know comedian Alan King's work -- they just don't realize it.

    The observational style of King, who died this week of lung cancer at age 76, was a model for younger comedians such as Billy Crystal and Jerry Seinfeld.

    Crystal, a close friend, was one of those...

  • ‘Red Emma’ Doc Lacks Activist’s Fire

    By Tom Tugend

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "The Hebrew Anarchist Comes to Town" a 1893 New York Times article alarmingly proclaimed. To other reporters, she was "Red Emma, Queen of the Anarchists."

    Readers of the time knew exactly how to decipher the journalistic shorthand. It stood for Emma Goldman, one of those...

  • Reality of Their Own

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Reality TV is nothing new. Since the dawn of television, there have always been unscripted formats and game shows of one kind or another. However, the current incarnation of reality programming -- shows such as "Survivor," "The Bachelor," and "Fear Factor" -- may be the most durable...

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  • Yippie-I-Oy!

    By Tom Tugend

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Adolph and Sam Frankel are the official poster boys for "Jewish Life in the American West: Generation to Generation," one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever mounted by the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, June 23.

    Derived from a photo,...

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