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Rathe Miller


BSR Contributor Since March 25, 2008

Rathe Miller is a free lance writer who lives in the University City section of Philadelphia.

Rathe Miller ({encode="[email protected]" title="[email protected]"}) is a freelance writer whose work appears frequently in the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as USA Today, the Boston Globe and numerous other publications. He wrote Fodor's Philadelphia for five years and was a contract writer for Time Inc. He lives in University City.

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Samantha and Khalil, Staten Island, N.Y. (2006): Farewell, middle-class cliché.

Mary Ellen Mark's "Prom' at the Art Museum

An absurd ritual that we can't forget

In her raw portraits taken at high school proms, Mary Ellen Mark uses a banal rite of passage to explore teenagers' intimate feelings as they confront the prospect of adulthood.
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Waiting for Pacino tickets: It helped to come prepared. (Photo: Ann Weiss.)

Shakespeare vs. New York's Jews (2nd comment)

Jews 1, Shakespeare 0

I waited 18 hours to see The Merchant of Venice in New York's Central Park. Al Pacino's signature lion's roar was well worth the wait. But director Daniel Sullivan, by dumbing down the script and softening its anti-Semitism, subverted Shakespeare's clear intention.
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"Merchant of Venice' at Temple

While the current production at Temple’s Tomlinson Theater is unexceptional, all the ingredients are still there: the tension of the pound-of-flesh drama, the glorious poetry, the story of the three caskets. And the anti-Semitism.

The Merchant of Venice. By William Shakespeare; directed by Dan Kern. Temple Theaters production through March 29, 2008 at Tomlinson Theater, 1301 W. Norris St. (215) 204-8414 or
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