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The Israeli Chutzpah Behind a Coconut Water Empire

By On November 1, 2016

Q: What do Madonna and a mensch named Ira have in common? A: Chutzpah and coconuts. In 2003, an Israeli-born New Yorker named Ira Liran and his childhood best friend, Michael Kirban,… Read More

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The Consummate Showwoman

By On November 11, 2010

Sarah Bernhardt flirted with the novelist Alexandre Dumas, posed for the painter Alphonse Mucha, had an affair with Victor Hugo, and was, in the late 19th century, the most famous actress in the world.… Read More

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Finding God in Madonna

By On September 29, 2010

What sort of spiritual seeker uses Madonna as a role model? Ten years ago, Wendy Shanker wrote her first book, the wildly popular memoir The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life, and became a successful… Read More

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