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Posted on: May 14th, 2008Sections → Arts
"And it happened after these things that God tested Abraham and said to him, 'Abraham.' And he replied, 'Here I am.' "
Posted on: May 7th, 2008Sections → Arts
When Linda Loman sees that the only people attending her husband Willy's funeral are her sons Biff and Happy and neighbors Charley and Bernard, she wonders what happened to the multitude of mourners that Willy had always promised.
Posted on: April 30th, 2008Sections → Arts
Near the end of his long and productive life, Nicolas Poussin was commissioned in 1660 to paint an unusual series of paintings called the "Four Seasons".
Posted on: April 23rd, 2008Sections → Arts
Howard Salmon first celebrated his bar mitzvah as a 44-year-old. He and six others attended a class at Temple Emanu-El in Tucson, Arizona, and each one prepared one aliyah of the Torah reading.
Posted on: April 16th, 2008Sections → Arts
First there was the word. It was spoken on the mountain and we were afraid. Then it was written fire on fire.
Posted on: April 9th, 2008Sections → Arts
Swastikas have been popping up lately in the most unusual places.
Posted on: April 2nd, 2008Sections → Arts
When an artist creates, intention - elementary to the creative process - is paradoxically secondary to the finished work.
Posted on: March 26th, 2008Sections → Arts
Pegging Arthur Miller a Jewish playwright is a dangerous enterprise.
Posted on: March 19th, 2008Sections → Arts
Such a nice story the Megillah Esther is, don't you think?
Posted on: March 12th, 2008Sections → Arts
The opening sentence of Saul Bellow's 1953 novel, The Adventures of Augie March, which begins, "I am an American, Chicago born - Chicago, that somber city - and go at things as I have taught myself, free-style," arguably did as much as any novel to put Chicago on this century's literary map.
Posted on: February 27th, 2008Sections → Arts
Some artists' iconoclastic, bohemian behavior gets them into trouble.
Posted on: February 20th, 2008Sections → Arts
JT Waldman's Megillat Esther is brash, loud and groundbreaking.
Posted on: February 13th, 2008Sections → Arts
At first glance, Moritz Rabinowitz and Baruch Spinoza have very little in common.
Posted on: February 6th, 2008Sections → Arts
The Holocaust was "Ground Zero of the Greenwald-Kahana family."
Posted on: January 30th, 2008Sections → Arts
Miriam Beerman's paintings have appeared in more than 100 exhibits, including a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum, a first for a woman artist.
Posted on: January 23rd, 2008Sections → Arts
Ludwig Schwarz's 2000 assemblage of seven altered thrift store-bought paintings, "Untitled (Born to Be Mild)," can be said to evoke Piet Mondrian's abstract works, which rely heavily upon a simple palette and the grid.
Posted on: January 16th, 2008Sections → Arts
To encounter God is an elemental quest of mankind.
Posted on: January 9th, 2008Sections → Arts
Lynn Russell's current exhibition at the Chassidic Art Institute challenges us with a piety that resists all easy answers.
Posted on: January 3rd, 2008Sections → Arts
Art criticism is often a messy business that has a lot to do with passing judgment.
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