Posts Tagged ‘ russian jews ’

Painter Marc Chagall’s Fantastical Life, On Screen

June 10, 2015
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Painter Marc Chagall's Fantastical Life, in a New Movie

Marc Chagall’s fraught, fantastic life began at birth. With his Russian village of Vitebsk burning around her, his mother pushes and shrieks. Baby Marc is pronounced stillborn. But his mother insists he can be revived. He’s dunked in buckets of hot and cold water and – ta da! – his…

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Abstract Painter Mark Rothko’s Jewish Roots

April 15, 2015
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Before Mark Rothko’s famous rectangles of color were found in college dorms everywhere, before he…

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A Russian Jewish Mom Turns to the Internet For Dating

August 26, 2014
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When a Russian Mom Starts Online Dating

Here is what’s less than stellar about Anya Ulinich‘s graphic novel, Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel: The title…

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The Jewish Diva Who Played the Indian Princess

March 11, 2014
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Gifted with one of those rare, true contralto voices—deep, rich,…

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A Post-Soviet Jewish Coffee Chain – in Colorado

January 24, 2014
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“Flavor as big as Russia!” So proclaims one…

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Gary Shteyngart Writes a Memoir

January 7, 2014
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The first half of Gary Shteyngart‘s new memoir, Little Failure,…

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Dating in Brooklyn While Russian

December 20, 2013
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Today, Marina Rubin is a mainstay of the lower Manhattan…

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Anna Karenina, Alive and Not That Well in Queens

October 17, 2013
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Thought hundreds of pages about the Russian aristocracy…

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A New Play Wakes Up and Smells the Russian-Jewish Borscht

October 10, 2013
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For years academics have been arguing over what…

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Fiddler on the Roof, Soviet Émigré-Style

June 6, 2013
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Nadia Kalman’s The Cosmopolitans gives us a Tevye for the…

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Russian-Israeli Settlers in “The Territory”

February 13, 2013
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Amid all the debate about the Israeli settler movement there’s…

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Man Ray

August 17, 2012
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If you think you know what Man Ray’s…

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