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  • Who is a Jewish storyteller?

    The question "Who is a Jew?" is well-known to those interested in our culture. But who is a Jewish storyteller? Many professional storytellers specialize in the tales of their ethnicity, and the People of the Book are no exception. Listed on the...
  • For the record

    L.A. Kings parade: A caption for a photo that accompanied an article in the June 17 Section A about the parade marking the Kings' victory in the Stanley Cup finals described the celebrators in the photo as three fans in Kings garb. In fact, they were...
  • Supreme Court's DOMA ruling still shaping gay marriage 1 year later

    Supreme Court's DOMA ruling still shaping gay marriage 1 year later
    The nation on Thursday marks the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, a ruling that has shifted the political spectrum on gay issues and changed how society organizes itself....
  • Mayo: Local Tea Party supports individual freedoms (except for gays)

    When I heard some local Tea Party zealots had worked themselves into a frothy lather over a Republican political misstep, I naively assumed it was over the revelation that Gov. Rick Scott had been spotted at a Fort Lauderdale Starbucks sipping a chai...
  • Lehigh Valley Classical Guitar Festival returns

    The Lehigh Valley Classical Guitar festival returns to Peter Hall on the Moravian College campus in Bethlehem June 28 for a day of recitals, workshops, master classes and concerts. This will be the second year the festival is under the direction of...
  • Walkers and bikers, Berghdahl and climate change: Letters

    Focus on walkers, bikers On Tuesday, I attended the city's planning-board meeting regarding The Princeton at College Park, a proposed 226-apartment complex. As a decade-long resident of the neighborhood, I did not intend to speak directly against...
  • KCRW to leave 'creative dungeon' for new above-ground studio complex

    KCRW to leave 'creative dungeon' for new above-ground studio complex
    KCRW-FM (89.9) will soon be crawling out of the basement, and we're not talking about ratings. The popular NPR affiliate, which for decades has produced a raft of music, news, cultural and public affairs programs out of claustrophobic underground...
  • Jimmy Scott, jazz vocalist with a distinctive high voice, dies at 88

    Jimmy Scott, jazz vocalist with a distinctive high voice, dies at 88
    Vocalist Jimmy Scott, often called "Little Jimmy Scott" for his small stature and memorable, high-pitched voice that was one of the jazz world's most unique sounds, died Thursday at his Las Vegas home. He was 88. His wife, Jeanie Scott, reported that...
  • Nathan Deuel on 'Friday was the Bomb,' his Middle East memoir

    Nathan Deuel on 'Friday was the Bomb,' his Middle East memoir
    Over the last decade, hundreds of war memoirs have been written by soldiers and journalists who have experienced the war in the Middle East from the front lines. However, in “Friday Was the Bomb: Five Years in the Middle East” (Dzanc, $14.95...
  • 'Pomegranate Soup' author Marsha Mehran dead at 36

    'Pomegranate Soup' author Marsha Mehran dead at 36
    Marsha Mehran, author of the international bestselling novel "Pomegranate Soup," was found dead in her home in Ireland on Wednesday. Officials say there is nothing suspicious about the death of the 36-year-old; toxicology reports are pending. Mehran was...
  • Is fired N.Y. Times editor Jill Abramson the new Lilly Ledbetter?

    Is Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of the New York Times, who was unceremoniously dumped from her job Wednesday, the professional-class equivalent of equal pay heroine Lilly Ledbetter? Much is still unknown about the circumstances...