Ivo van Hove adapted Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead” for the stage. “I tried to bring onstage the ambivalence of this work,” he says.
“The film seems to me Jewish in a social sense, in terms of the Jewish outsider, which is certainly the way Mike Nichols viewed himself.”
What did Benjamin Netanyahu say when he met Fran Drescher? “Sara, I think we found our new nanny.”
That’s a strain of negotiation that I like about Judaism; you’re in conversation with God all the time.
The conception of a great idea would cause the thrill, and then he would take his time, sometime years, in polishing it and executing it
Scholars knew that the Latin root for this word was indicere, from dicere, which means “to say.” The English word dictate is a close relative
If you thought raisins made annoying projectiles, you may not want to see what happens when an angry 9 year old has an apple in her hand.
“An ancient myth began to take on a life of its own and then took a remarkable turn: It gradually, for millions of people, became real.”3
“Nashville’s image is more about bacon and biscuits than bagels and brisket.”
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