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Least-Popular Jewish Performance Art Pieces

Imagine a museum performance art exhibit consisting of a Jewish man or woman, seated inside a glass box, answering visitors’ questions about Jewish life and culture. An outrageous fantasy? Part of a new reality TV show? A scene from the new Woody Allen movie? Au contraire. It’s an actual exhibit, called The Whole Truth, going

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A Sexy New Novel About Women of a Certain Age

A notorious study conducted in the mid 1980’s determined that a woman over the age of 40 has a better chance of being killed by a terrorist than getting married. Though that study was later found to be flawed, the thought lingers on in some even to this day. And even more so for women

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Funny, You Don’t Look Jewish

Five celebrities you may not have known were Jewish. If you’re anything like me, and God help you if you are, I know what you’re going through. Day after day, night after night, you agonize over whether your favorite actor, musician, scientist, athlete, businessperson, or historical figure – is Jewish. Isn’t it bad enough all

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Mistakes Men Make in Romance

Okay, I’ll admit it – we men excel at messing up our romantic lives. This is why romantic songs and movies and Hallmark cards are so popular – among women. They bring women a world of Enrique and Antonio and Romeo, instead of the world of women’s unshaven, unemployed date asleep on the couch, in

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The 15 Embarrassments of the Ancient World

What do the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus have in common? Okay, granted, they are three of the only places in the world never considered for Taco Bell franchises. But they are also three of the fabled “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.” And my mother says

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Pentagon Encouraging School Bake Sales to Help Pay for Wars

In an attempt to raise funds for the military budget, the Pentagon is encouraging schools to hold bake sales and donate the profits to the armed forces. “Every little bit helps,” explains Pentagon spokesperson Tom Hagen. “Any school interested should contact the Pentagon for our Sweets For Soldiers Kit, which contains everything a school needs

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Lawry’s The Prime Rib: In L.A., Even the Restaurants are Theatrical

If you’ve ever dined at an organic, vegetarian restaurant, think of the Los Angeles institution called Lawry’s The Prime Rib, as the exact opposite. Thousands of the faithful who couldn’t care less about organic, vegetarian, carrot juice, cholesterol levels, portion size, or PETA, pay regular homage at this ultimate shrine to carnivores. I was determined

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Top 10 Baby Names Guaranteed to Get Your Kid Beaten Up

The National Research Institute has just completed its annual survey of elementary and junior high school playground fights and is making public its finding of the ten names kids have who are most frequently beaten up by their classmates. If new parents care about their children’s safety and well-being, they are advised to avoid naming

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The Rules of Hollywood

Link to Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine article

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I’ve Had 750 Coffee Dates — Kill Me Now

Dear readers, I come to you with a confession and a request. My confession: I have experienced approximately 750 coffee dates. My request: Kill me now. Remember the controversy the U.S. endured over its practice of waterboarding political prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to force confessions out of them? How it was said to be cruel

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