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  • Calendar February 1-7

    By Laura Donney

    January 29, 2014 | 12:44 pm

    TUE | FEB 4 

    “OUT OF THE SHADOWS: BIBLICAL WOMEN IN THE PERSIAN PERIOD”

    Tamara Cohn Eskenazi explores the Persian period of the Hebrew Bible not only as an example of reconstruction of Jewish life under Persian rule, but as a moment when women became pronounced participants in...

  • ‘The Friedkin Connection’: Living forward, looking back

    September 24, 2013 | 4:05 pm

    In the prologue to his new memoir, “The Friedkin Connection,” Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin writes, “Life is lived forward, but can only be understood backward.”

    As he looks backward on a career spanning some 50 years, the director perhaps best known for the...

  • ‘Killer Joe’s’ William Friedkin:  ‘I could have been a very violent person’ [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 2, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    William Friedkin, the Oscar-winning director of “The French Connection,” The Exorcist” and now “Killer Joe”—about a violently dysfunctional Texas family—was courtly and chivalrous at the Four Seasons hotel recently, moving a comfortable chair over for me and offering coffee...

  • ‘The Exorcist’ at the Geffen: No green vomit, but plenty of evil

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 27, 2012 | 3:19 pm

    William Peter Blatty was a Georgetown University student in August 1949 when he came across a front-page story in the Washington Post titled “Priest Frees Mt. Rainier Boy Reported Held in Devil’s Grip.” Blatty, a devout Catholic, was fascinated by the accounts of the...

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