With Ashkenazi Jews facing a 1 in 40 chance of having a BRCA mutation, should all Jewish women be tested?
Good storytelling, like good comedy, often draws from real life. HBO’s ‘Show Me a Hero,’ based on Lisa Belkin’s 1999 book, combines that true-to-life drama with impeccable timing.
New Yorkers speak scores of languages but its lingua franca is the language of change. ‘Activist New York,’ a new exhibit, tells the tale of change-makers as a love story.
Maybe you’ve already seen Elinor Carucci’s breasts, maybe not. They’re beautiful and have even appeared in The New York Times Magazine. Just don’t look for them in the award-winning photographer’s second monograph, “Diary of a Dancer” (Steidl, 2005). There, it’s her belly that’s bare.Carucci’s first collection, “Closer”
‘Sphinx, how marvelous of you to know exactly the right hat to wear at 7 o’clock in the morning to meet a friend who has been away!” Oscar Wilde professed to ally Ada Leverson — using his familiar endearment — following his 1897 release from Reading Gaol. Two years’ hard labor served for the crime of sodomy had extinguished neither
The symbolism of honey is so simple that children ingest it as swiftly as they do its ambrosial sweetness. This, perhaps, explains why it’s so central to Rosh Hashana celebrations.My mother and I dished — about honey — over brunch this Sunday at Whim. (The popular fish restaurant on a tree-lined side street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, offers a
Zackary Sholem Berger is without a doubt a man of many hats. On September 14, he will don his silliest one — a towering red-and-white-striped hat — as he meanders up and down 13th Avenue near Eichler’s Judaica in Boro Park, Brooklyn, selling and signing copies of his new book, a Yiddish version of “The Cat
Israeli singer Tami Rimon once used her voice solely for entertaining — she has put out two albums in Israel and was known for making the rounds at formal functions and concert halls. But now, as a New York appearance last week made evident, Rimon’s performances have taken on a more serious tone.A hamsa and a pink ribbon adorning her
A colorful new dance from the Neta Dance Company brings to life a fictional young woman pieced together from documentary-style reminiscences in the quirky and original “Rainbow Girl.” The full-length work, making its world premiere at the Flea Theater, was choreographed and directed by Neta Pulvermacher, who was born and raised on Israel’s
Eve Sicular began drumming when she was 8. But it wasn’t until her senior year at Harvard — she got her bachelor’s in Russian history and literature — that she first heard klezmer. She followed the suggestion of a musician friend and checked out the Klezmer Conservancy Band. Her reaction? “Wow!”In 1989, Sicular attended