Aharon Karov barely survived being wounded in Gaza. This weekend, the inspirational Israeli soldier finished the New York Marathon.
After Aharon Karov was severely wounded in Gaza, no one thought he would make it. Now, the inspirational Israeli soldier is running the New York City Marathon.
The French winemaking region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in Provence has a hidden history of anti-Semitism, as we learn in a new history of the Vichy regime.
At first glance, Irving Langer’s “The Kosher Grapevine” would seem to be just another wine primer. Langer guides the novice through the usual wine primer topics: Which grapes make what kind of wine, how it’s done, how to taste wine, what kind of stemware to pour it in, how to match wine with food, and even how to face down a snobby restaurant wine steward. And, of course, Langer explains what makes wine kosher. It’s the sort of “how-to” guide of which there seem to be a jillion on the shelves of Barnes & Noble — some worse, some better than this one.
A densely written 600-page doctoral dissertation became the unlikely germ for David Cronenberg’s $20 million blockbuster ‘A Dangerous Method.’
Renaming a street in a tiny French village should have been of no consequence to anyone other than its inhabitants. But when the municipal council of Tremblois-lès-Carignan (population 115) in the Ardennes region voted to change the name of Rue Pétain to Rue de Belle-Croix, it marked the end of an era. Theirs was the last street in France named for the white-mustachioed Marshal Philippe Pétain, hero of Verdun in the Great War.
In Paris, art gazers have been lining up in droves for “Picasso and the Masters,” this season’s blockbuster show at the Grand Palais. There’s also “Picasso and Manet” at the Orsay and “Picasso and Delacroix” at the Louvre. Never before has the mighty Spaniard’s communing with — and cribbing from — great artists of the past been so massively documented.