September 24, 2018

Arts

Portraying spies, thugs and other shady characters has its consequences. Just ask Mark Ivanir, whose character,
When you think about those quintessentially Jewish professions, you probably go right to doctor, lawyer or — because we’re here...
Lior Ashkenazi, a three-time winner of an Ophir Award from the Israeli Academy of Film and Television, is a big star in Israel with...
If you’d been blind your entire life then heard about an experimental surgery that could provide you vision, would you opt to have...
The kid-friendly Disney Channel series “Andi Mack” made history last October, when the character Cyrus Goodman revealed that he’s gay.
Best known as the star of the medical sitcom “Scrubs” from 2001 to 2010, Zach Braff has branched out as a writer, director and producer,
After more than a decade, Berlin-based artist Olafur Eliasson has returned to Los Angeles to exhibit his latest works with light and...
Barbra Streisand has 10 Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, eight Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards and a...
The kid-friendly Disney Channel series “Andi Mack” made history last October, when the character Cyrus Goodman revealed that he’s gay.
At “United Colors of Jews — A Storytelling Event,” members of the community got an opportunity to share stories of their diverse...
In the Near East, the pomegranate has a double meaning. It is the fruit symbolizing rebirth, but in Israeli slang, it means a hand grenade.
Israeli classical violinist Itzhak Perlman is one of the most revered and celebrated musicians of our time. He is the recipient of...
Writer-director Rebecca Miller probes the creative mind of her father, the man behind such iconic plays as “All My Sons,” “The Crucible"...
American Jews’ relationship to Israel can be complex and emotional, but in Avi Liberman’s case, it’s also humorous.
When considering the “Free Soviet Jewry” movement that peaked in the 1980s, it’s easy to focus on the romantic notion of liberation.
Andrew Zimmern has eaten his way across the globe, sampling traditional, exotic and downright strange fare as the host of Travel Channel’s...
Playing a defense lawyer previously in “The Good Wife” didn’t exactly prepare Ben Rappaport for his new legal role in “For the People,"...
Marc Chagall, born Moishe Zakhavovich Shagall, was a mercurial artist whose turbulent emotions in love and on canvas are reflected in...
Now entering its third season on Lifetime, the critically acclaimed series “UnREAL” peels back the curtain on the behind-the-scenes...
Thirty years ago, Diane Warren was nominated for her first Academy Award the Best Song category for “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”...
Ten years ago, Jewish writer A.J. Jacobs chronicled his personal spiritual journey in the book “The Year of Living Biblically:
Now entering its third season on Lifetime, the critically acclaimed series “Unreal” peels back the curtain on the behind–the-scenes drama...
How does a nice Jewish boy from the San Francisco Bay Area end up in Louisville, Ky.? Just ask Teddy Abrams, the dynamic...
For many of us, Canter’s Deli stands as a cultural and gustatory icon, beckoning with its pastrami, its hefty helpings of nostalgia and...
On a recent afternoon, just after dismissal at Valley Charter Middle School in Van Nuys, a small group of students, along with half...
In the era of #MeToo, Black Lives Matter and the grass-roots power of social media, many who have historically felt voiceless...
A new duo, Book of J, brings together gospel and bluegrass, klezmer and cantorial music for a unique twist on contemporary Jewish music.
People may remember Rhonda Shear from “USA Up All Night,” a cult-classic show she hosted. Or they may have seen her modeling in Playboy...
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