Arts & Life

Centerstage honors its roots
BY Simone Ellin
January 18, 2013

­­­ As Centerstage, the State Theater of Maryland begins a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary, its founders and the heirs to its legacy have been reflecting on the institution’s history, even as they look ahead to its second half-century. Now a thriving regional theater on par with the finest of its kind, Centerstage began CONTINUE »

(Pareve) Yield: 6-8 servings
BY Ilene Spector
January 18, 2013

1 cup sushi rice (uncooked) 4-8 ounces imitation crab meat, chunk-style preferred, cut up 1-2 small cucumbers (preferably seedless), unpeeled or partially peeled 1⁄4 cup toasted sesame seeds, black and/or plain 2 tablespoons plain or seasoned rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon salt dash of sesame oil scant 1⁄4 cup light soy sauce CONTINUE »

BY Ilene Spector
January 18, 2013

According to expert food predictors, “Kosher is the new natural,” enjoying mass appeal that goes way beyond traditional products. More and more products are becoming kosher-certified with more than 150,000 food items available and continuing to grow. Many of these products are creating trends for 2013. Even the Food Network features chefs “brining” meats and CONTINUE »

BY Cindy Davis
January 18, 2013

The warmth of Chanukah can be felt in everything from spending time with loved ones to lighting the menorah candles. However, the end of Chanukah means blustery weather and the shortest days of the year, and both can leave us feeling blue. There are things we can do, both mentally and physically, not only to CONTINUE »

Seasonal affective disorder is one of winter’s many challenges
BY Maayan Jaffe
January 18, 2013

Thanksgiving and Chanukah have just passed, the days are still short, and it often seems as if the sun is on sabbatical. That can make even the cheeriest person slow down and want to sleep a little more. But for some people, the lack of sunlight during fall and winter can lead to feeling seriously CONTINUE »