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  • Other Israel Film Festival: ‘Torn’ and ’77 Steps’

    At the Other Israel Film Festival in New York, films address the struggles of the marginalized and often overlooked.

  • Shop Talk Redux: That country known as Brooklyn

    In this week’s edition of Shop Talk, Joan Klein tells us where to have fashionable fun and suggests we venture “across the bridge in that sector of the country known as Brooklyn” to explore that distant land’s natural beauties. Or to be more accurate, the pool at the Hotel St. George. [[READMORE]] The St. George…

  • Shop Talk Redux: ’99 percent’ problems, the Tiara ain’t one

    "You are weary, oh so weary, of wearing glittering tiaras or bow-knots in your hair of an evening"; Joan Klein wrote on this day in 1934. [[READMORE]] With the season’s new sweeping, classic lines you crave a return to the simpler things, and yet you rather like the flattering effects of a diadem topping your…

  • Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning

    Grammy Award-winning singer Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning, according to the results of her autopsy.

  • Jewish gymnasts win medals at world championships

    American Alexandra Raisman won a bronze medal on the floor exercise for a routine choreographed to “Hava Nagila” at the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo.

  • Scott Shay wants you to recharge your mitzvah — every 18 years

    The new Chai Mitzvah program aims to boost adult Jewish education with a new ritual.

  • Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain is feeling ‘Connected’

    First Tiffany Shlain used Barbie to explore Jewish identity. In her new film, she’s asking what it means to be a connected, interdependent human in the 21st century.

  • Shop Talk redux: Age is a sad feminine truth

    Jane Austen once wrote, "one of the saddest feminine truths of our times is the fact that we gain over the hips and lose under the eyes." Actually, she didn’t write that. But she totally would have, had she concerned herself with wrinkles and aging instead of the mating rituals of the aristocracy in 19th-century…

  • Hoop it up: Israeli rhythmic gymnast medals at worlds

    Neta Rivkin with a bronze became the first Israeli to win a medal in international rhythmic gymnastics competition.

  • Breaker Ephrat Asherie puts on a show

    The story of how a New York suburbanite and Ivy Leaguer became a top-tier break dancer.