July 20, 2018 12:10pm
(JTA) — Despite a career of more than two decades kvetching incessantly about life’s absurd little annoyances, comedian and actor Orny Adams insists he’s an optimist who’s always been an early riser, eager to tackle anything that confronts him. “When I wake up,” he says, “I find myself to be a very happy person, excited…
May 28, 2018 6:40am
(JTA)– For nearly half a century, Elaine Holstein was periodically confronted with one of the most haunting images in modern American history: the bone-chilling picture of Kent State University student Jeffrey Miller lying on the pavement seconds after being fatally shot in the mouth by an Ohio National Guardsman during an anti-war protest. Photographer John…
April 27, 2018 11:54am
(JTA) — When Eleanor Roosevelt or Bess Truman sent a formal invitation to one particular White House staff member, they often addressed it in the customary form of days gone by: “To Mrs. William Reynolds,” the envelope would read. Mrs. Reynolds, a dark-haired beauty who handled presidential correspondence, lived in Virginia and had a pronounced…
January 3, 2018 5:00pm
NEW YORK (JTA) — It’s a recurring theme in the career of actor Jeremy Shamos: extravagant praise for playing some less-than-extravagant characters. In reviews for “Meteor Shower,” the new Broadway comedy by Steve Martin, the entertainment website Deadline.com says Shamos “is priceless as the zhlubbish Norm,” who is the “mushy husband” to the character played…
November 10, 2017 11:23am
(JTA) — There’s a long and poignant story behind the T-shirt that Ari’el Stachel often wears these days. It says, in Hebrew letters, “Totzeret Teman” — “Product of Yemen.” The unexpected juxtaposition of two cultures, Israeli and Arab, is as fascinating and complex as Stachel himself. Stachel, 26, is an actor and singer making his Broadway…
May 26, 2015 11:42am
The “Marjorie Morningstar” author’s son and I went to Camp Ramah together — and I secretly read his mail.
November 11, 2013 5:17pm
Veteran CBS newsman Steve North recalls meetings with siblings and a nephew of Jack Ruby — a volatile man with a penchant for violence in the face of anti-Jewish slurs.
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