“Where’s the Love?… That’s it — goodbye?” were Isaac Schonfeld’s words after realizing that he may have played his last hand in negotiations with the Millinery Center Synagogue Board. Schonfeld and his anti-institution, “Chulent,” have been on serially monogamous terms with the Synagogue on and off for over four years now.
Success has been easy for Asher Roth, but respect is proving more elusive. A 21st century MySpace star, Roth owes his success almost entirely to the Internet. Hailing from suburban Morrisville, Pa., Roth — and his educated flow, was first discovered on MySpace by the producer Steve Rifkind. Without a song on radio or a video on TV, Roth had a widget of his infectious song “I Love College” downloaded 2.7 million times.
Gleefully puffing on a cigarette while telling Jewish jokes, Marceline Loridan-Ivens radiates a vivacious, youthful presence. But she did not come to New York simply to crack jokes. This 75-year-old survivor of Auschwitz, with a will as fiery as her red hair, came to the city recently from her home in Paris to introduce the screening