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Writer Calvin Trillin dishes about civil rights, Judaism and the art of reporting
Writer Calvin Trillin may be most famous today for his humorous musings on food, family, travel and love. But before he won the Thurber Prize for Humor in 2013, before “Uncivil Liberties,” his humo...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Options abound when cooking with red orbs of goodness
I love the scent of ripe tomatoes warmed by the sun. At their peak during the summer months, tomatoes taste better than they do all year. These juicy jewels star in all kinds of salads — from side ...
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Iran, the Holocaust, ‘Septembers of Shiraz’ — and me
“Septembers of Shiraz” is a film about a prosperous Jewish family in Iran caught up in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution that overthrew the shah. It’s based on Dalia Sofer’s well-received 2007 n...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author’s first novel tackles the clouds, despair of bipolar II disorder
Susan Sofayov said that her debut novel “Defective,” published by Black Opal Books in 2014, was “the first thing I wrote in my life other than a grant proposal.” Sofayov, a Mt. Lebanon resident, wh...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Religious groups outraged by television celebrity’s ‘social justice’ remark
by Ben Harris
JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — If Glenn Beck has his way, many American Jews will be abandoning their synagogues. If one Jewish group has its way, the popular right-wing talk-show host will be drowned out by a wave of...
The hiding place revisited PBS airs new remake of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s been more than 60 years since the “Diary of Anne Frank” was first published. Since then it’s been reprinted in German, French and English, turned into a stage production, made into several mov...
EarthTalk: More pitfalls than perks
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Apr 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve often cooked canned foods in their own can, things like condensed milk and mushroom soup. I put the can without opening in the pressure cooker, cover it with water and let it c...
Shoah week on PBS
by Tom Tugend
JTA
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- The Public Broadcasting Service will offer U.S. television viewers a concentrated history lesson during Holocaust Remembrance Week, with seven films and documentaries on Jewish death...
U. of Calif. addresses campus hate, but some draw line on Oren incident
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California Board of Regents addressed the recent spate of hate violence and racist vandalism at its campuses by announcing a series of measures designed to monitor...
British artist makes city his subject since moving here
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty years ago, envisioning Pittsburgh as much of an artist’s muse could seem very unlikely. But look around now. Take a good look. Or, better yet, take a look through the eyes of Brian Cohen. “P...
Organic cotton is better for baby, but it’s also expensive
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I know that purchasing organic crib sheets, mattresses and baby clothes is better for the environment, but do they make any difference in terms of the baby’s health? — B.B., Fairfie...
Yom HaShoa programs slated for city, suburbs and region
by Chronicle
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Yom Hashoa: Holocaust Remembrance Day programs are planned across the tristate area for the week of April 11. In Pittsburgh, the Holocaust Center of the United Jewish Federation will present its an...
Isaak hopes to ‘tailor make’ programs for small Jewish communities
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WHEELING, W.Va. — One week after Ofer Goren, the Israeli mime, performed at Temple Shalom here, the national director of the organization that sent him came to town to plan future programs and to p...
Census pushes for high participation, crosses language barriers
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has aimed to create an accurate count of the country’s people. But that effort is only effective if said people participate. According to Census Chief Robert M. Groves, ...