Leonard Cohen Dead at 82 His Jewish-infused poetry and songs inspired generations

Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” his Facebook page said late Thursday. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.” It… Read More

BT High School Gets ‘Lost in Yonkers’

Miriam Reid, a junior at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, has always belonged in the theater. At 16, the twee, pixie-haired and bespectacled Harrisburg, Pa., native sporting a purple bowtie, has already been acting for nearly a decade. Having performed in no less than 13 musicals via the JCC in Harrisburg (which puts on two… Read More

You Should Know … Joshua Greenfeld

Advocating for policies that advance shared U.S. and Israeli interests in the Baltimore Jewish community is an initiative that Joshua Greenfeld has always found appealing. As co-chair and vice president of the J Street Baltimore chapter, Greenfeld, a 29-year-old Pikesville native, works with local congressional delegates to educate them on the importance of achieving a… Read More

You Should Know … Sam Gallant

What a … gallant fellow. It’s an easy joke but emulative of the brand of lowbrow/highbrow badinage one experiences in speaking with Sam Gallant, 38, who can be heard concocting his own unique attempts at wordplay on 89.7 WTMD five hours a day (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), five days a week (Monday through Friday)…. Read More

Marc Summers Reflects on 30 Years in TV, ‘Double Dare’

Marc Summers is one of the most memorable personalities of many millennials’ childhoods, who knew him as the host of Nickelodeon game show “Double Dare.” He impacted the lives of that generation significantly; earning a devoted audience that grew up with him and followed him from one project to the next. For those who don’t… Read More

You Should Know … Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson would love to make your acquaintance. Born and bred in Baltimore, today living in Mount Washington, the 28-year-old is a proud, third-generation producer at local insurance brokerage Mayer & Steinberg. Robinson has honed her top-notch skillset for schmoozing, whether it’s captivating an interested client or (a growing proclivity in her spare free time)… Read More

So Fast, Sukkot and Simchat Torah Are Here!

One, two, three, where did it go so fast? Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, break-fast — the fastest meals of the year. Now it is Sukkot and Simhcat Torah to end the High Holidays. Hoping for good weather, all the meals can be made ahead and reheated for home or travel, inside or outside. My friend,… Read More

You Should Know … Amy Bree Becker

“I think I’ve always been interested in political engagement and young people in particular,” said Amy Bree Becker, 38, in reference to her indomitable passion for the intersection between politics and popular culture. Often focusing her incisive analysis on how comedy — specifically that in the realm of satire via cinema and such television shows… Read More