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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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From Ben Casey to ObamaToilet

Tweet   The opening credits to the Ben Casey TV series (1961-1966) were the only opening credits that my friends and I noticed and talked about. We were tweener Yeshiva students, enthusiastically devouring the fruits of popular culture even as were were steeped in Torah. We didn’t analyze our response to the Ben Casey credits. Our […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions, Passover Edition

Tweet When Mike Todd (b. Avrom Hirsch Goldbogen) was killed in a plane crash, Elizabeth found comfort in Judaism. “I am absolutely Jewish now in my beliefs and feelings,” she said. At her conversion, Elizabeth Taylor took the Jewish name Elisheva Rachel. In the compulsively readable Furious Love, Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger report on the […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Three Notable Films About Youth on Netflix

Tweet To be young is to be foolish and make mistakes—hopefully none of them fatal. It’s also a time for trying on different guises and carving out a place in the world. Most of all it’s a time of crazy impulses, mad love affairs, and grandiose dreams. To be young is to be the main […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Americans Spend More on Taxes Than Food, Clothing, Housing Combined

Tweet As law-abiding citizens, Karen and I collected our tax statements, itemized charitable deductions, carefully listed our business expenses, and sent them to our accountant a few weeks ago. There is a kind of horror that sets in when you are confronted with just how much of your hard-earned income goes to state and federal […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos, True Hollywood Secrets: How to be Beautiful

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Three Notable Films from Australia on Netflix, Yiddish in the Outback

Tweet One of the joys of Netflix is their vast library of international films that get no theatrical distribution in America. Seraphic Secret goes through periods of screening, including but not limited to, South Korean, British, Chinese, Scandinavian, Japanese, Bollywood, and most recently, Australian movies. Aussie films have a peculiar charm that will have you […]

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Farewell to Nancy Reagan, A Love Story

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions, How to be Beautiful

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions, How to be Beautiful

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions, Self-Portraits, Early Selfies

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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