Arts & Life Features

Jewish Museum Hosts Drag Queen Story Hour for Pride Month

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The Jewish Museum of Maryland hosted Drag Queen Story Hour online last Sunday afternoon, June 7. The program introduced “people who have not been on...

Orthodox Women Are Using Instagram to Fight Racism, On and Offline

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By Shira Hanau | JTA Shevi Samet started her Instagram livestream by letting out a long, deep breath. “How are you?” she asked her co-presenter and...

Filmmaking Couple Behind Baltimore-Based ‘Thespian’ Reflect on New Season

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“I would say that he is a cynic, but cynicism is always born out of a hope for something better,” said Baltimore resident and...

Schizophrenia Explored at Chizuk Amuno Author Q&A

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When you’re delving into a dark, traumatic story, most people would become depressed. Robert Kolker, however, found it optimistic — “because, I know the...
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Stylish Wedding Looks You Can Buy Today

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With large gatherings still off-limits, some couples are opting for immediate family-only religious wedding or civil ceremonies and planning to party with friends and...

These 10 Yiddish Words Will Get You Through Quarantine

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By Ellen Scolnic and Joyce Eisenberg We’ve been self-quarantining for more than 40 days and 40 nights and, quite frankly, we’re running out of steam. Still,...

‘The Big Lebowski’ is a Perfect Watch for Our Crazy Times. It’s Also Surprisingly...

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If “The Big Lebowski“ is about anything, it’s a story of three people struggling, and failing, to keep up with an absurd situation spiraling...

JCC Organizes Virtual Bluegrass Concert for Entertainment at Home

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If you’re jaded with YouTube, craving a little community, and interested in the arts, the JCC of Greater Baltimore and The Peggy and Yale...

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ is the Best Show You’re Not Watching

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Social distancing and staying inside is hard. Thankfully, accessing good things to watch during this time is not. Taika Waititi is one of the hottest...
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Semyon Reznik’s Novel Battle Against Anti-Semitism

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By Rachel F. Goldberg On April 22, 1823, a 3-year-old boy named Fedor was found mutilated in a field outside the town of Velizh, in...