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.
Philip Jones had an idea to make his Washington state vineyard stand out from the pack. He’d make kosher wines, even though he is not Jewish.
A densely written 600-page doctoral dissertation became the unlikely germ for David Cronenberg’s $20 million blockbuster ‘A Dangerous Method.’
For the past three years, auction prices for mainstream wines, especially those from famed Bordeaux chateaus, have been on a roll. Energized by deep-pocketed Asian collectors, the prices of top wines, led by Chateau Lafite Rothschild, have well outpaced the U.S. stock market. One evening in late September, it was the turn of kosher wines, still very much a niche category, to try to get in on the action.
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.
To the joy of East Coast surfers, the swell was up in September from Bill, the first hurricane of the season. As the big waves rolled in at rock-bound Point Judith, R.I., dozens of the faithful bobbed among them, vying for the thrill of the ride. Their surfboards were decorated with a wide range of motifs: flowers, lightning bolts, Goth skeletons, butterflies, palm trees, stylized waves and pure abstractions worthy of Ellsworth Kelly. You might have even spotted a “born again” surfer riding a surfboard emblazoned with Christian imagery.
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.