December 14, 2018

Arts

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...
The artist Man Ray led a productive and celebrated life in Paris, where he was a leading figure in the Dadaist and Surrealist movements...
On a recent Sunday, I caME TO A crossroads in my life, where I was forced to make an important choice: either do my bills and laundry or...
Harvard University offers a “Game of Thrones”-inspired history class. UC Berkeley has a philosophy class on “The Simpsons.”
Myron Sugerman is 80 years old and according to his biography is “the last Jewish gangster.” For Sugerman, though, age is but a number.
In 2015, Jordana Lebowitz was a 19-year-old freshman at Canada’s University of Guelph when she heard about the trial of Oskar Groening.
At the Saban Theatre, after a Temple of the Arts Shabbat service on Jan. 19, journalist Dean Piper recalled Curt Lowens, his uncle...
In just 20 minutes, the documentary “The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm” covers much of recent Jewish history, told through the loving...
Mark St. Germain’s play “Freud’s Last Session,” envisions a fictional debate over the existence of God between atheist Sigmund Freud...
In a normal year, a rundown on Academy Award nominations is cause for Jewish celebrations and self-congratulations.
At one point in the 40-minute documentary “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405,” artist Mindy Alper rocks back and forth,
Sam Hoffman is perhaps best known for his popular video web series, “Old Jews Telling Jokes,” which spotlights, well, old Jews...
In the 10-part miniseries “The Alienist,” TNT’s adaptation of Caleb Carr’s 1994 novel set in New York City in 1896, a criminal psychologist,
Jews revere the late Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel for his ability to render plainly the unimaginable and give voice to the suffering...
Going to high school at Marlborough School in Hancock Park, Charmaine Craig felt the weight of her unusual Southeast Asian heritage, coming from...
Top contemporary jazz pianist Fred Hersch, who is nominated for two 2018 Grammy Awards, has long channeled his turbulent life into his work.
For Joshua Singer, the Golden Globe-nominated co-screenwriter of Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” there’s something biblical in the tale of how...
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