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September 2010 Archives

One contestant on America’s Next Top Model identifies herself as Modern Orthodox (Jewish), and then seems to easily give up her Sabbath observance when pressed by Tyra Banks about working 24/7.

“Lone Star” is one of the best new series on TV.

Woody Allen, the writer, director, and producer of movies that I love, apparently sees no difference between the worlds religions and fortune-tellers, according to the recent New York Times interview between reporter David Itzkoff and the famous, lifelong New Yorker […]

Comedians Avi Liberman and Ahmed Ahmed co-host “Bridging the Gap: A Middle East Comedy Conference,” September 16 on Showtime.

New York Magazine’s competition to build an artistic sukkah (hut used during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot) yields 12 finalists.

I love “The Onion,” but never more than when they spoof on Twilight, especially since they always do so in good fun (and not maliciously) and always in such hilariously creative ways. Earlier this year they published the article, “Woman […]

Guru of just about everybody including Oprah, Deepak Chopra is known for his many self-help, inspirational bestsellers. But for his latest book project he is trying out fiction–religious fiction I suppose you could say, since Chopra has chosen to fictionalize […]

Kanye is still trying to apologize to Taylor Swift.

My wife is a real George Clooney fan, although she admits “he sometimes really does make some weird movies.” So I went to see his latest, “The American,” as a favor to her and also figuring it’d be better than […]

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas This week a movie star rebuilds New Orleans, an Emmy dress gets auctioned for charity, and an author donates to a research center. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. […]