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  • Spectator - A Three Nyuks Salute

    By George Robinson

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Three Jews are in a room screaming at one another, poking each other in the eyes, hitting each other on the head with objects ranging from frying pans to anvils. It's either a meeting of the synagogue's board of trustees or a Three Stooges film festival. Fortunately, this time, it's...

  • Bialystock and Bloom Tell the Truth

    By Tom Tugend

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    When the musical stage version of "The Producers" played in London in 2004, British reporter Toby Young was assigned by Vanity Fair magazine to interview Nathan Lane, the star of the show.

    Young opened the interview by asking Lane whether he is Jewish. After a long pause, Lane...

  • Face of an Angel, Tongue of a Devil

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "My Nana was a survivor of the Holocaust -- I'm sorry, alleged Holocaust," comic Sarah Silverman says sheepishly. "Thank God she was at one of the better concentration camps. She had a vanity number. It said, 'Bedazzled.'"

    The joke comes early in the comedian's new film,...

  • The Real World: Warlord

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine an Uzbek warlord who takes time between mortar attacks to remove his clothes and display his manhood in the bunker. Now, imagine that he willingly does this for a camera operator, who films the chieftain and his family for an "Osbournes"-meets-"Sopranos" reality-TV show.

    It...

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  • Channel Surf With the Tribe

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Welcome to fall: The time of High Holidays, contemplation, repentance and really, really long services.

    And did I mention TV?

    OK, we'll give you the benefit of the doubt. I'm sure your calendar is marked with things like "bake brisket, 350 F for five hours" and "bring challah to...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, August 13

    Spend some quality time with the kiddies before the back-to-school commotion ensues. Saturdays at the Whitefire Theatre, "Precious Piglet and Her Friends" is a musical that teaches kids about self-esteem and friendship. Writer Carrol Mendelson and musician...

  • Roth’s ‘Kranky’ Little X-Mas

    By Tom Tugend

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Tom Lehrer once noted that there were no American pop Chanukah tunes because Jewish composers were busy writing the nation's sentimental Christmas and Easter favorites.

    The observation came to mind when we talked to Joe Roth, about his movie "Christmas With the Kranks," which opened...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    Harken back to the beginning, when it was Adam, Eve and some girl named Little Suzy. Playwright-producer Ron Petronicolos takes some liberties with the Genesis tale in "The Adam and Eve Show." On Sunday, Petronicolos presents "The God Monologues," "an ode to the Big Guy...

  • My Culture War

    By Rob Eshman

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Freedom of the press is, strictly speaking, the freedom to own a press. Within wonderfully broad limits, The New York Times can say anything it wants, but you can't say anything you want in The New York Times.

    Radio entertainer Howard Stern, as successful and wealthy as he is,...

  • Director Cooks Up Anarchy in Debut

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "I'm a 'Marx Brothers anarchist,'" filmmaker Jordan Susman said. "It's the sense of having a flower squirt water into the eyes of authority."

    The tone pervades his debut feature, "The Anarchist Cookbook," which revolves around a "latter-day Marx brother," Susman said. Puck Gold...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    HEEB Goes Deep

    Call it the "Brooklyn Invasion."

    All traces of the solemnity and sadness of Holocaust Remembrance Day were gone by nightfall when the gang from New York-based Heeb Magazine threw their first West Coast party at the Hollywood-and-Vine hotspot Deep. Palm Pictures,...

  • Shoah for Sale

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In "Turnaround," the third play in Roger Kumble's sardonic trilogy about Hollywood, Jewish hack Jeff Pelzman gushes over a sure-fire hit movie. Compiled by combining the plots of Oscar-winners, the fictional script opens as the camera pans down through the worried faces of Jewish...

  • Something in Common

    By Tom Tugend

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Interfaith relations between Christians and Jews have become a feel-good cliché among the well-meaning and a target of satire, a la Tom Lehrer's "National Brotherhood Week," among cynics.

    For readers in either category, the two-hour documentary, "Jews and Christians: A Journey of...

  • The ADL Is Not Amused

    By Tom Tugend

    December 23, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League is not amused by a "Saturday Night Live" satire in which cast members, posing as pop stars, said that Jews own all the banks and that Christians have forgiven them for "killing our Lord."

    And NBC has promised not to air the sketch again -- maybe.

    Following...

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