Let’s start by acknowledging that when discussing Ted Cruz performing in “The Crucible” it is impossible to avoid using the pun “Cruzible.” (This pun, which conjures images of Cruz as a “Grease”-era John Travolta type gyrating on a car roof whilst spouting poetic on mortality, feels oily to even write, let alone say. Poor Arthur Miller, cringing and whimpering in his grave.)
Jewish actress and model Emily Ratajkowsi posted a topless picture with Kim Kardashian on Twitter, with both of them prominently giving the middle finger to the camera. The photo and caption are a clap back to the criticism Kardashian received in March for posting a nude photo on Instagram, drawing attacks from the likes of Piers Morgan and Bette Midler.
When Rabbi Mordecai Herman would visit the Lower East Side of the 1920s, then teeming with Jewish immigrants from Europe, he cut an intriguing figure.
“We are all prisoners of our family life experience” Gayle Kirschenbaum — artist, filmmaker, and creator told me during several conversations about her autobiographical documentary “Look At Us Now Mother!” — an emotional, kishke-churning rollercoaster ride dealing with her mother’s lifelong torturing “get a nose job mantra” and more. Truth be told, my reaction to the film’s curtain-raiser scenes had me cringing at this portrayal of a mother from Hell. Gayle’s comment to me: “I thought of John Lennon’s song “Life Is What Happens When You’re Busy Doing Other Things.”
March 30th is Celine Dion’s birthday. It’s been a tough year for her, after she lost her husband, Rene Angelil to cancer. Two days later, Dion’s brother, Daniel, died at age 59 of cancer too.