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  • Local Family Thrills, Lower Vacation Bills

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Family vacations don't have to be grueling nine-hour treks that zap energy and wallets. As Southern California's tourist destinations proudly roll out their newest attractions for summer, competitive promotions can save local families the equivalent cost of parking at LAX for a week....

  • Dorothy Who?

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Broadway blockbuster by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman, which tells the story of what happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in, has been selling out in ticket presales on its national tour. So you might have better luck finding a pair of ruby slippers than a seat at the...

  • Iceberg Sinks ‘Race’ Menches

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Eleven teams. Thirty days. One-million dollars. Zero bagels. That is what 32-year-olds Avi Scheier and Joe Rashbaum tried to face as one of the teams on the sixth season of the around-the-world reality show "The Amazing Race."

    "Race" teams are given clues telling them where to go and...

  • Break Fast With Emmy

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Brace yourself. This Sunday night, some angels, a spy, a cynic and a meddling mother-in-law are coming over to break the Fast of Gedaliah. You don't have to feed them, however. They're all part of the 56th annual Emmy Awards on Sept. 19, hosted this year by comedian Garry Shandling.

    ...

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  • Oy Mom! What to Say?

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    You've bought the perfume. You've ordered the flowers. You've reserved the brunch. You forgot the card.

    Picking out exactly the right thing to say to mom on her special day is not easy. The funny cards aren't very Jewish; the Jewish cards aren't very funny.

    Then you spot a...

  • He Sang/She Sang

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Take one part Aimee Mann, one part Pete Yorn, stir in some Tori Amos and add a dash of Yiddishkayt and you've got two of the newest sounds in rock.

    The brooding but sweet Ben Arthur and the edgy yet fun Jennifer Marks will give L.A.'s book lovers a vocal treat when they perform on...

  • Chanukah Hoop Dreams

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Picture the "Bad News Bears" in a basketball court, add kippot and a dash of Chanukah and you have the makings of the Disney Channel's latest original movie, "Full-Court Miracle." The film is based on the true story of Lamont Carr (Richard T. Jones), a down-and-out former University...

  • Kosher Sex

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Talk about fiction: A show with four women who live in Manhattan and spend most of their time talking about men, eating and shopping -- and none of them are Jewish? That all could change this season on HBO's "Sex and the City," when one of the gals considers heading to temple.

    In the...

  • Seder at Bubbie’s

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Mah Nishtanah Ha Lila HaZeh Mikol HaLeilot?

    Why is this night different from all other nights?

    On all other nights I'm required to act like a 25-year-old adult, but on this first night -- being the youngest person at my seder table -- I get to be a kid.

    For the last seven years,...

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