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Chicago TribuneHaman, legend has it, was a bad guy who wore a bad hat. He is remembered and reviled on the holiday Purim in story, song and snack. Rare is the leader — good or bad — who has a pastry named for his hat. Haman's crime (plotting to do in...
Tags: Human Interest, Apricots, Holidays, Recipes, Butter
February 21--Join the senior rabbi of Temple Sholom of Chicago, Rabbi Aaron M. Petuchowski, and Rimma Khodosh, Director of Temple Sholom's outstanding pre-school, Gan Shalom, for a joyous celebration of Purim that includes singing, art projects and...
Tags: Temple Sholom of Chicago, Judaism
Web ReporterA Mercer Island Jewish high school made history this week, qualifying for the girls state basketball tournament in Yakima. Because of the Purim holiday this weekend and a traditional Orthodox fasting period, Northwest Yeshiva High School opted out of...
Tags: Yeshivas, High Schools, Education, Schools, Sports
"For Your Consideration," Christopher Guest's Oscar-hype satire, arrives on DVD at the height of Oscar-hype season. The timing doesn't help the film: With Academy Award campaigns and media coverage nearing saturation point, it's even more obvious just how...
Tags: Satire (genre), Entertainment, DVDs, Academy Awards, Movies
Tribune movie critic3 stars (out of four) Having demolished, sweetly, everything from heavy metal ("This Is Spinal Tap," directed by Rob Reiner) to small-town theatrics ("Waiting for Guffman"), dog shows ("Best in Show") and folkies ("A Mighty Wind"), Christopher Guest...
Zap2It.comEvery July, the producers and stars of all the new fall TV series, and the network executives who greenlit them, descend on a hotel in Southern California to tell a roomful of ornery critics that this is gonna be their year. Sometimes, they're even right....
Could the summer movie season have been any more disappointing? Aside from one stellar popcorn flick ("Mission: Impossible III") and occasional signs of life ("Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man," "Strangers with Candy"), nearly everything from "The Da Vinci...
Special to The TimesThe Jewish holiday of Purim, whose traditions include drinking, noise-making and the consumption of three-cornered cookies called hamentaschen, is among the most joyous of feast days. But there's not much joy in "One Night With the King," a lavish but...
Tags: James Callis, Holidays, Joan Collins, Entertainment, Sam Adams
Actors typically brush aside questions about Academy Award-worthy performances, insisting the work itself is reward enough. Christopher Guest's comedy "For Your Consideration" shows the consequences for performers who let themselves be consumed by Oscar...
Times Staff WriterFred Willard's faux-hawk is possibly the best thing about Christopher Guest's "For Your Consideration," a spoof of Oscar season hype co-written with Eugene Levy. It's funny in parts but not half as inspired as past efforts. Still, Willard is a genius at...
While filming the drama "Home for Purim," three actors (Catherine O'Hara, Harry Shearer, Parker Posey) hear rumors that their performances are generating Oscar buzz. "For Your Consideration" is directed by Christopher Guest, who wrote the script with cast...
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