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  • “Mildred Pierce,” Todd Haynes and Me [VIDEO/SLIDE SHOW]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 29, 2011 | 5:39 pm

    While watching Todd Haynes’ stunning adaptation of “Mildred Pierce” in a nourish mini-series for HBO, I recalled the first time I viewed a production by this brilliant (and yes, Jewish) writer-director:  Edward Albee’s, “The Zoo Story,” which Haynes directed and starred...

  • Debating Presidential politics, Chanukah in August

    August 14, 2008 | 5:59 pm

    Presidential Politics Debate

    A crowd of 250 Iranian Jewish young professionals gathered at the Luxe Hotel on Aug. 6 to hear a panel of Jewish community leaders speaking on behalf of both presumptive presidential candidates -- Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.

    Rep....

  • Actress Mare Winningham brings ‘Jewgrass’ to Arkansas

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Mare Winningham is about to make Jewish history.

    On Aug. 26 at the Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival, the Torah will meet Southern spirituals when Winningham becomes the first Jewish cowgirl singer to headline the earth-shakin', soul-savin' "Sunday Gospel" show.

    "I know Kinky...
  • Journey to Judaism

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "I want to be the first Jewish country singer," Mare Winningham says. "Actually, Kinky Friedman was the first. But I want to be the next."

    It's the kind of easy banter the actress-singer proffers between nightclub sets of her country-tinged folk music. But the setting on this...

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