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  • RHOA: Night of the Douchelord

    By Ilana Angel

    December 5, 2011 | 12:01 am

    This week starts out with Phaedra going to see Kandi at her shop.  She brings a cake as a peace offering for subjecting her Mamma to Ridickulous. Phaedra looks very beautiful, and her cake looks divine.  Phaedra is a Southern belle with a wild streak.  She is a little obsessed with...

  • Lowcountry Leisure—Southern Escape Steeped in History

    By Roslyn Farhi

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    So you've seen "Big Fish," "Forrest Gump" and "Driving Miss Daisy," and now you think you know what the South is all about -- old mansions, moss-draped oaks, steamy swamps. Think again.

    The South is a vibrant tapestry of culture, and its Jewish communities are important threads....

  • Rabbi David Shofet to Serve as Iranians’ Spiritual Leader

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Nearly 90 religious and social leaders from Southern California's Iranian Jewish community have formally and unanimously recognized Rabbi David Shofet of the Nessah Cultural Center as the community's new spiritual head.

    While Shofet was not elected, the leadership from leading...

  • The Other Side of the South

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When director Warner Shook saw Alfred Uhry's "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" in 1997, he immediately recognized the story.

    Shook ("The Kentucky Cycle") was familiar with genteel Southern anti-Semitism and its repercussions -- but from the non-Jewish side. "I grew up a privileged WASP,"...

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  • Southern Scandals

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    TV writer Loraine Despres dreamed up her award-winning debut novel, "The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc," (William Morrow, $24) after a creative writing class stirred her memories of growing up Jewish in Amite, La.

    Despres recalled the bullet holes in her bedroom wall, courtesy...

  • Disney, Boycotts and the Hollywood Elite

    By Joel Kotkin

    July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    It's hard to feel sorry for the Walt Disney Company, a multibillion-dollar mouse-forged empire that seems to own a part of most children's hearts, including that of my own 2 1/2-year-old. Yet, in recent weeks, the venerable Burbank entertainment giant has been subjected to two major...
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