Sarah Kricheff


There Is No 'Right Time' for Marriage

By Sarah Kricheff

I bristled when I read Debra Nussbaum Cohen’s recent Sisterhood post suggesting that 25 is the right age for marriage. The fact that I’m 34 and unmarried and very much wanting to be on the path to marriage and children contributed to my feelings of discomfort, of course. But another development in my life has got me thinking about age and marriage. My sister, five years my junior, recently got engaged, and she will be married this fall. When I first heard the news I’ll admit I felt a bit uneasy. Other people might classify my reaction as a mini-meltdown, but who’s keeping track?Read More


Indie Pop Meets Midrash With 'Girls in Trouble'

By Sarah Kricheff

The Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust recently announced the line-up for their annual New York’s Best Emerging Jewish Artists Showcase next month, and Alicia Jo Rabins’s new art pop band, Girls in Trouble, is among the performers.Read More


A Contest for 'Cool Mamalahs'

By Sarah Kricheff

Self-promotion comes in many forms.Read More


Nose Job as Art

By Sarah Kricheff

Nose Job as Art
The human body is the canvas in I Am Art — An Expression of the Visual & Artistic Process of Plastic Surgery, an exhibition at Apexart, a nonprofit space in downtown Manhattan. The exhibit presents plastic surgery as work that often requires “a great deal of artistic skill,” depending on the type of procedure, the level of difficulty and the needs of the patient. Rhinoplasty (nose job), for example, demands a sharp artistic sensibility in the surgeon, since no two noses are the same and the procedure often yields dramatic alterations, the show’s Web site notes.Read More


New Life for the Franken-Coleman Face-Off

By Sarah Kricheff

New Life for the Franken-Coleman Face-Off
Minnesota residents might be eager to move past Al Franken and Norm Coleman’s never-ending Jew vs. Jew face-off for a United States Senate seat, but a minor league St. Paul baseball team is ensuring that the race will be preserved for history in a most distinguished way. A two-faced bobblehead doll, featuring mini replicas of Coleman, a Republican, and Franken, a Democrat, will be presented to fans May 23 at a St. Paul Saints game. The doll, called the “Re-Count,” is dressed as the vampire Muppet Count von Count from “Sesame Street.”Read More






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