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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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GOOD AS (Jonathan) GOLD [Reposted from 2007]

Originally posted in 2007: GOOD AS (Jonathan) GOLD "The plov is great." Jonathan Gold, the LA Weekly's restaurant critic and the 2007 winner of the Pulitzer Prize...

The Israel Museum @ 50: Treasures & Exhibits

Happy birthday to the Israel Museum! The country's national museum turns 50 this year -- middle age for most of us, but quite young...

Heaven is a Library (The National Library of Israel)

On my most recent visit to Jerusalem this past June, I spent a few hours in heaven: touring the collections of the National Library...

The Broad’s Veiled Gift to LA

Everything about visiting The Broad, the new museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles that Eli and Edythe Broad built to house their...

Heaven is a library (The National Library of Israel)

On my most recent visit to Jerusalem this past June, I spent a few hours in heaven: touring the collections of the National Library of Israel and previewing plans for its new state-of-the-art building to be built on a beautiful site near the Knesset, the Supreme Court and the Israel Museum.

A Hungarian Lens on Photography

A portrait of Picasso. Photos by Ervin Marton Courtesy Stephen Cohen Gallery “It is not enough to have talent,” photographer Robert Capa once said, turning...

From Here to ‘Afar’: The Art of Peter Forgacs

“Once upon a time” is a phrase we use for fairy tales and fables. Yet most Jews carry with them another time, another land,...

Bob Dylan Blew My Mind at MusiCares

Let me indulge in some hyperbole: When Moses spoke after...

Paula Bronstein and The Big Picture

How do we understand the impact of climate change and natural disasters on people and architecture, and how does humanity learn from our mistakes...

Leonard Cohen’s Triumphant “Problems”

The mere release of “Popular Problems,” two days after Leonard Cohen’s 80th birthday last month, is remarkable in and of itself. (How many 80-year-old...

In Re: Artist Miri Chais’ Mind

“Re:Mind,” a multimedia installation at USC’s Fisher Museum of Art, is the first solo show in the United States for Miri Chais, an...

Sandy Frank: An Appreciation

Sanford Jay Frank, the Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, screenwriting guru and conservative ideologue whom everyone called Sandy, died at his home in Calabasas...

Marx Brothers Make Merry in Tv Collection

The Shout! Factory release of “The Marx Brothers TV Collection,” an omnibus of the Brothers Marx’s post-film career TV appearances, is occasion enough to...

The Hollywood Blacklist in Exile

Stories of the Hollywood blacklist of the 1940s and ’50s are, by now, well known. Many books, articles and documentaries exist about the lives...

Israel’s artists of the Imagination: Orit Raff and Nir Evron

Art — both making it and enjoying it — seems a luxury in times of war. Yet the work of two Israeli artists, Orit...

Jewish Heroes of the Great Patriotic War

“On the Way to the Patriotic War,” artists V. Vinogradov, Y. Nikolaev; postcard. Photos courtesy of the Blavatnik Archive Foundation “On the Way to...

Judy Fiskin: The Hammer’s Summer Blockbuster

Judy Fiskin’s video “I’ll Remember Mama” is a witty, complex story of the artist’s relationship with her mother. Photo courtesy of Judy Fiskin In keeping...

Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’: Masterpiece or Macho Outburst?

Rarely do we see singular artworks that, even as they represent an exact moment of transition between art historical movements, are also masterpieces in...

The Strength of Ma’aleh Film School

A scene from the documentary film, “The Strength to Tell.” A black-and-white film shows a trial being called to session. In less than a second,...

My Prediction for 2014: Peace in the Middle East

This year, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry will secure a peace agreement in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians,...

We are all ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

“Inside Llewyn Davis,” Joel and Ethan Coen’s new film, is the fictional story of one week in the life of a folksinger in Greenwich...

Danny Sanderson in L.A., celebrating 40 years of Israeli pop music

If you’ve been to Israel in the last 40 years or heard Israeli popular music, then you probably know Danny Sanderson, who will be...

The Wallis: Now that it’s built, will they come?

A giant risk is being taken with The Wallis — as the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills is being...

What Jonathan Alter Thinks about Our President

June 18, 2013 Jonathan Alter’s “The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies” (Simon and Schuster), an account of the president’s reelection campaign and...

The Remarkable Life and Times of George Plimpton

The groundbreaking journalist taught me one of life's most important lessons: You never have to be afraid to be yourself June 17, 2013 Recent...

Etgar Keret: The Long and Very Short of Fiction

Posted: 11/04/2013 4:32 pm Etgar Keret, with his collections The Nimrod Flip-Out and the recently published Suddenly, a Knock on the Door, reinvigorated the short...

Ringo Starr Gets the Museum Treatment: A new exhibition featuring artifacts from the drummer’s life and career opens at the Grammy Museum

Saturday, June 15, 2013 “Life is weird,” said Ringo Starr, who will turn 74 this July, at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles for the...

Don Was’ Excellent Adventure: On his new gig as president of Blue Note Records and his old job as Rolling Stones collaborator

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 PURPLECLOVER.com Don Was, the multi-Grammy award-winning producer, a close collaborator of the Rolling Stones whose band Was/Not Was still plays...

The Price for Dylan Going Electric

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Lou Adler: Low Key, Lucky and Very Cool

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