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Tag: Tony Kushner
February 19, 2013 | 7:04 am
December 12, 2012 | 1:45 pm
A new social program for 20- and 30-something Jews is bringing comedian Sarah Silverman, playwright Tony Kushner, New York literary editor Ira Silverberg, and other Jewish artists and cultural leaders all under one tent — metaphorically — in 2013.
The effort, appropriately called...
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May 10, 2011 | 4:34 pm
It was the latest dustup over what constitutes acceptable discourse in the American Jewish community when it comes to Israel.
Except this time the battle wasn’t contained within the community, but began at a university board meeting and spilled over onto the front page of The New...
May 10, 2011 | 10:24 am
Trustees of the City University of New York approved an honorary degree for playwright Tony Kushner, reversing an earlier decision.
The executive committee of the CUNY board of trustees voted Monday night to award Kushner an honorary doctorate during commencement ceremonies next...
May 9, 2011 | 10:35 am
Immediately after CUNY voted not to give an honorary degree to playwright Tony Kushner early last week, Bloggish predicted the university would reverse that decision.
The board began the process of reversing itself on Friday. As The New York Times reported:
May 9, 2011 | 10:32 am
Having embarrassed themselves more than was absolutely necessary in the eyes of many New Yorkers, trustees of the City University of New York are gathering Monday evening to undo the damage.
The issue is an honorary doctorate that a university campus, John Jay...
May 6, 2011 | 10:17 am
Ed Koch call for the City University of New York to terminate its relationship with a trustee who engineered the denial of an honorary degree to Tony Kushner because of the playwright’s criticism of Israel.
“I can’t think of a dumber academic action,” the former New York mayor and...
November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmLast Monday night, I was sitting on stage at American Jewish University interviewing Tony Kushner, talking Life and Judaism and Big Ideas to a man who is arguably America's greatest living playwright, when, suddenly, the words of what is arguably the world's cheesiest bubble-gum song...
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