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Everybody’s Fiddler: Researcher Finds a Link — Long Denied — Between Chagall and Sholom Aleichem

Everybody’s Fiddler: Researcher Finds a Link — Long Denied — Between Chagall and Sholom Aleichem (First Posted in 2003) The Marc Chagall retrospective currently at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art includes some of the artist’s most arresting pieces, from the flying lovers in “Above the Town” to the “White Crucifixion” (Jesus is wearing […]

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A List of One’s Own: Best Pictures of 2002

MY TEN FAVORITE FILMS OF 2002 (First Posted in 2003) Many years ago, William Shakespeare had a greatx grand daughter who wrote wonderful essays and novels as well as critiques, diaries and letters. Let’s call her “V.” Since V was writing at the turn of the 20th century, her work was heavily influenced by two […]

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Works of 11 Female Artists Are Oscar Nominees

Works of 11 Female Artists Are Oscar Nominees (First Posted in 2004) (WOMENSENEWS)–Nominations for the 76th Annual Academy Awards had more than the usual number of surprises and upsets, but the most astonishing news was the unexpectedly high number of female filmmakers impacting the list. In the eight major award categories–Best Actor, Best Actress, Best […]

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