November 19, 2018

Arts

The film opens with dozens of pretty, high-stepping girls dancing with military precision to a catchy tune.
Eagle Rock filmmaker Colin Levy grew up without regular access to a television. His parents had some Disney VHS tapes around the house,
Actress Hedy Lamarr is best remembered as the glamorous Viennese film star who parlayed her notorious nude screen debut in “Ecstasy”...
Is television reflective of society? And if not, what can be done about it? These were just two of the questions posited at a recent...
Long before Joan Alexandra Molinsky — better known as the legendary Joan Rivers — died in September 2014 at age 81,
Writer-director Jon Kean documented the harrowing experiences of six female Holocaust survivors in his 2007 documentary,
“Leonard Bernstein at 100,” a traveling exhibition celebrating the life and career of renowned American composer and conductor...
One of the more pervasive fantasies of Jewish boys and young men growing up amidst the anti-Semitism of Europe and the United States...
Her childhood friends call her Kiki. To her grandchildren, she’s Bubbe. And among social media-immersed millennials,
“The Stakes of History: On the Use and Abuse of Jewish History for Life” by David N. Myers (Yale University Press) comes at a moment...
Every four years, 16 countries compete in the World Baseball Classic (WBC). In 2017, Israel wasn’t expected to qualify,
From Broadway to “Barney Miller” to his latest role in “The Samuel Project,” actor, singer and musician Hal Linden, who turned...
It may be subtitled “A Jewish Tragedy,” but Brad Zimmerman’s one-man show “My Son the Waiter” elicits a lot more laughter than tears.
According to current statistics, Charedi (ultra-Orthodox) Jews comprise 12 percent of Israel’s 6.5 million Jewish population —
Steamy lesbian sex. That explains part of the buzz behind the new film “Disobedience,” in which Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams play...
Every Shabbat, a group of 20 senior citizens in Palm Desert gathers to make blessings over electric candles, grape juice, challah, chili,
Playwright Joshua Harmon’s darkly funny “Bad Jews” has been produced all over the world since its New York premiere in 2012,
The 13th annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival launches April 25 with more than two dozen feature, documentary and short film...
Emmanuelle Chriqui’s credits include many television and film dramas, “The Borgias,” “Shut Eye,” “Fort Bliss,”
Stand-up comedian and former Yeshiva student Danny Lobell of Los Angeles has just released an autobiographical comic book, “Fair Enough,”
Last year marked the 50th anniversary of Chaim Potok’s beloved novel, “The Chosen,” the tale of two teenagers —
Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis (“The Lemon Tree,” “The Syrian Bride”) read the short story “The Link” three decades ago and couldn’t forget it.
What do you get when a master writer meets a master magician? If it’s David Mamet and Ricky Jay, you get an evening of fascinating and...
If “GI Jews” tells the story of tough, trained American Jewish soldiers battling Hitler’s army, a companion piece deals with a more...
Known for her supporting roles in the television series “Gang Related,” “The Last Ship,” “Prison Break” and “Underemployed,”
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...
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