May 9: Fay Kanin and the Motion Picture Academy

Four-time president of the Motion Picture Academy (and the only woman out of 35 presidents besides Bette Davis, who served for less than one month, and the current president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs), Fay Kanin was born in New York on this date in 1917. Working both with her husband, Michael Kanin, and independently, she had […]

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Jewish Journeys: The Religious Nutcase

by Nancy Slonim Aronie On my way in to visit my son Dan at the hospital, I always felt compelled to look into the room right before his. Maybe it was because the boy inside was young like my boy, maybe it was that he had a mass of dark hair just like Dan’s, or […]

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