Monday Feb 25, 2013
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"Americans don't read books, Americans don't read newspapers. Americans go to the movies." -- Stephen Colbert
Even through the warped mirror of satire, it’s hard to argue with the spot-on, pop cultural lens that’s wielded by Stephen Colbert. Here he explains to the Oscar nominee Kathryn Bigelow that it’s movies that will set the record for...
Wednesday Feb 13, 2013
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On Monday, Jpost columnist and contributor, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach opined how Jewry doesn’t have a Martin Luther King or a Billy Graham (a charismatic and articulate spokesperson) to rally our cause.
Shmuley’s right, but…
As I’ve been saying (writing about it) for years and as this blog’s name implies—what is the brand of the Jews? What is the message we...
Saturday Feb 02, 2013
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Here we are again at the premiere of the most important and relevant cultural event of our time. The Oscars? Nope. Grammys? Try again.
Yes, that's right, the Super Bowl. Like the ancient Greeks at the side of the Acropolis, our entire civilization gathers around to witness and enjoy the awesome spectacle. I'm not talking about just the game either. Sure, here I am in the outskirts of...
Wednesday Jan 23, 2013
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Toward the end of the movie, before he gets trapped in the doorway and (spoiler alert) shot in the face, Frank Serpico (Al Pacino) is transferred to Brooklyn narcotics and gets warned by a partner that it’s far more dangerous. He’s told how he’ll be a target and that while a fellow cop may not directly kill him, they just may not be there when he needs them.
“I'm not saying...
Friday Jan 11, 2013
(Photo reprinted with permission of Yoni Alper)
The visual images transmitted via the Internet from Jerusalem yesterday, looked like a Currier & Ives print galleria. The amazing sites of Jerusalem and the mountains to the north, were all covered with a soft white blanket of lilywhite snow.
Gentle images of the streets were Tweeted, birdseye views of the city posted on Facebook, shared—then exponentially re-shared. There...