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  • Comedian Jenny Slate in ‘Obvious Child’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 18, 2014 | 9:31 am

    Actress-comedian Jenny Slate held court in a throne-like chair in one corner of a vast room at the Four Seasons Hotel, looking like a quirky fairy tale princess in her gauzy sky-blue dress, an Audrey Hepburn-style up-do and turquoise nail polish on bitten fingernails. 

    “I’m... read on

  • Plays young and old from Pulitzer winner now in L.A.

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 11, 2014 | 9:42 am

    Playwright Donald Margulies favors dark themes, such as loss, grief and the often painful legacies parents transmit to their children, as well as the struggles of the successful or unfulfilled artist.

    His “The Model Apartment (1988), about Holocaust survivors haunted by their... read on

  • Filmmaker Plumbs Her Painful Family Secrets in ‘For a Woman’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 4, 2014 | 10:43 am

    The inspiration for Diane Kurys’ semi-autobiographical new movie, “For a Woman,” began a decade ago as the French filmmaker rummaged through a drawer and found an old photograph of her father’s mysterious brother, Jean.

    Family lore had it that Jean escaped the Soviet Red Army for... read on

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Naomi Pfefferman Magid is the arts & entertainment editor of the Jewish Journal, where she’s spent the last quarter century interviewing everyone from Seth Rogen, Natalie...

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