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  • Death, destiny and love in ‘Handle with Care’

    by Iris Mann

    13 hours ago

    Two people who don’t speak the same language manage to communicate and, ultimately, fall in love as the play “Handle With Care” unfolds at The Colony Theatre in Burbank.

    Author Jason Odell Williams said he wrote the play, his first, in 2008 as a vehicle for his Israeli wife,...

  • Blatter sad after Israeli soldiers enter Palestine Football Association headquarters

    Reuters

    16 hours ago

    The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) reacted angrily on Tuesday and FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he was saddened after Israeli soldiers entered the headquarters of the Palestine Football Association (PFA).

    "FIFA President Blatter was very sad to learn about an incident...

  • Hitler watercolor fetches 130,000 euros at Nuremberg auction

    Reuters

    1 day ago

    A 1914 watercolor by Adolf Hitler fetched 130,000 euros ($161,000) at auction in the German city of Nuremberg on Saturday, the auctioneers said.

    The buyer was a private person from the Middle East who attended the sale in person, said Kathrin Weidler, head of the auction house....

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  • What’s my name? Thanksgiving

    by Marita Anderson

    1 day ago

    I was born in Soviet Ukraine at a time when people were stripped of their spiritual rights and forced to conform to a colorless mass that was communism. How did I know that I was Jewish? It was written in the passports and legal documents of every member of my family, an undeniable...

  • Holiday season brings authors to SoCal

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    2 days ago

    From the Bible to the Broadway stage, readers and gift-buyers can find a wealth of new books in the bookstores, and it’s the time of year when authors, too, are out in the world to talk about their work. Here are five choice opportunities in Southern California.

    It’s the year...

  • Documenting disaster in order to save the planet

    By Tom Teicholz

    2 days ago

    How do we understand the impact of climate change and natural disasters on people and architecture, and how does humanity learn from our mistakes and try to prepare for potential future cataclysms? That is ostensibly the agenda of “Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change,” an...

  • A life of ideas: Remembering Susan Sontag

    By Avishay Artsy

    2 days ago

    At one point in American life, the mere mention of Susan Sontag’s name was a way of suggesting intellectual grandiosity. Everyone in the 1960s and ’70s seemed to have an opinion about Sontag’s ideas, whether from her essay “Notes on Camp,” or her books, notably “On Photography” or...

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