"Web Junkie" Captures Internet Addiction in China

Posted by: Laura Blum on Thursday, July 31, 2014
Web Junkie
A Chinese teen broods behind a barred window in a somber institution. Plainly there's something awry. "I'm in a lot of pain," the boy sobs from his dark bunk bed. What did you do?" he's asked. "I used the internet," goes his zombied response. Xi ...


"The Marriage of True Minds ~ Gerson and Judith Leiber"

Posted by: Laura Blum on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Headed for the Hamptons before Labor Day? If so, dive into the creations of legendary handbag designer Judith Leiber and her Modernist painter husband Gerson Leiber. The nonagenarian couple invite you to visit the Palladium-style museum they built ...


Ayelet Waldman Unlocks the Secrets of "Love & Treasure"

Posted by: Laura Blum on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Ayelet Waldman
At the end of WWII in Europe, the Hungarian Gold Train, 42 boxcars of Nazi loot, hit an impasse. As the Soviet Army advanced on Budapest, the valuables rounded up by Hungary's fascist Arrow Cross party and their Nazi occupiers were sprung out of ...


Sunrise, Sunset:"Fiddler on the Roof" Turns 50

Posted by: Laura Blum on Monday, July 28, 2014
Fiddler on the Roof
On July 27, 1964, Fiddler on the Roof made its debut at Detroit's Fisher Theatre. When it got out of the Midwest shtetl and onto Broadway, it would make its producers rich men. By 1972, it beat out all other Broadway musicals for the distinction of ...


Andrée Brooks Brings to Life "The Woman Who Defied Kings" aka Doña Gracia Nasi

Posted by: Laura Blum on Thursday, July 24, 2014
Andree Aelion Brooks
Andrée Aelion Brooks had been a British politician, a New York Times journalist and an award-winning author before reinventing herself in the 1990s as a maven of Jewish history. The daughter of a Greek Jewish father and French Jewish mother, ...


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