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'Batman v. Superman': Jesse Eisenberg on Lex Luthor's embrace of Jewish culture

(JTA)-When the highly anticipated movie "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" opened nationally last Friday, several burning questions might finally be answered. Among them: Which superhero is...

 

Meet Miss Israel

(JTA)-Avigail Alfatov eats her pizza upside down and has funny hiccups. Her favorite food is falafel and she makes her face shine by wiping it with green tea bags. How do we know this and, perhaps...

 

How a Jewish trans father inspired a hit series

(JTA)-Writer and director Jill Soloway grew up in what she calls a "somewhat normalish, upper middle class Jewish household" in Chicago. Her mom was a public relations consultant (she worked for...

 

The Jewish writer and actor who is 'the voice of black America'

(JTA)-Danny Strong is probably most recognizable as being "that Jewish guy" on TV-he played eager adman wannabe Danny Siegel on "Mad Men" and the nerdy, perennial victim Jonathan Levinson on "Buffy:...

 

Oh Hell Yeah: An interview with 'Sharknado' writer Thunder Levin

(JTA)-Will lightning strike thrice? Who better to ask than Thunder? That would be Thunder Levin, the writer of the campy, over-the-top "Sharknado" movies-the latest of which, "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell...

 

Amy Winehouse, through the lens (and the bottom of a bottle)

(JTA)—To anyone who has read a rock-and-roll biography or caught an episode of VH1’s “Behind the Music,” it is a sadly familiar tale: An artist achieves great success only to self destruct. There’s something called the “27 Club,” made...

 
 By Curt Schleier    Features    July 3, 2015

In new HBO doc, a look at writer-AIDS activist Larry Kramer, warts and all

(JTA)-It wasn't so long ago that gay men were vilified by American society at large. Back in the 1980s, when the AIDS epidemic surfaced, priests railed against them, claiming the disease was God's...

 

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