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  • Wayward Son

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "Shadows of Sin" began when Orthodox mystery author Rochelle Krich was chilled by a verse in Deuteronomy after the Columbine High School shootings in 1999.

    The passage described the "wayward and rebellious" son, who is condemned to death for crimes of theft, drunkenness and gluttony....

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Solange Borna

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, July 28

    With the famous line: "It matters nothing if one is born in a duck yard, if one has only lain in a swan's egg," Hans Christian Andersen's play became a classic success. "The Ugly Duckling" proved to be a story with a moral for children of all generations....

  • You Go, Girlfriend

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Jennifer Weiner began writing "Good in Bed" during a bout of Dumper's Regret in 1998.

    She'd been dating her nice-Jewish-writer boyfriend for a few years, but no engagement ring was forthcoming. So she requested a trial separation. "I went home and proceeded to think about the...

  • Boys Wonder

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Joe [incredulous]: Jewish superheroes?

    Sammy: What, they're all Jewish, superheroes. Superman, you don't think he's Jewish? Coming from the old country, changing his name like that. Clark Kent, only a Jew would pick up a name like that for himself.

    A day after Yom Kippur, Michael...

  • The Truth Is In There

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Last month, a group of people gathered at the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles to hear a distinguished gentleman talk about Jewish gangsters, Yiddish-speaking intellectuals and circus freaks sharing prostitutes. But there was a good reason.

    The man behind the lectern, Amram...

  • Big-City Girl, Small-Town Crimes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Author Delia Ephron was visiting her big sister, Nora, in "the country" (actually East Hampton) one summer morning when she glanced at the crime report in the local newspaper.

    Oh, how quaint, she thought. Five Dr. Peppers had been taken from the refrigerator at Corecelli's turkey...

  • Enthralled by Talk

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Award-winning mystery writer Rochelle Krich, the "Orthodox Agatha Christie," has a confession: "I became a talk show junkie during the O.J. Simpson trial," sheepishly admits Krich, 52, the author of nine whodunits in as many years. "When the trial was over, I still needed my fix."


  • Alan Dershowitz’s Guilty Pleasure

    By Hillel Halkin

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Just Revenge

    By Alan Dershowitz

    Warner, $24.95.

    Where does he find the time? A typical day in his life, so it seems, includes several hours put in as defense counsel in a headline-making trial; a class or two taught at Harvard Law School, a few appearances on nationally televised talk...

  • My Brother’s Keeper

    By Yehuda Lev

    May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    My brother, who at 70 is younger than me by two years, has a world-class collection of the mysteries of Agatha Christie and a complete set of the novels of Anthony Trollope. They are being joined, gradually, by the Greek historians and Galsworthy's Forsythe Saga.

    These volumes,...

  • Strong Cider at the Taper

    By Tom Tugend

    August 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Strong Cider at the Taper

    By Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor

    "The Cider House Rules," which stretches over two nights and six hours, is a bit like a marathon race, in which the runner gets off to a slow start, picks up speed in the middle distance,...

  • A Conversation with Novelist Josh Henkin

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Josh Henkin will read from his new book, "Swimming Across the Hudson," Mon., May 12, 7 p.m. at Dutton's on San Vivente. Josh Henkin's paternal grandfather was an Orthodox rabbi who lived in the United States for 50 years without ever learning to speak English. Still, the author...
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