May 20, 2019

Arts

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...
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,"...
Diane Warren earns ninth nomination for "Stand Up for Something;" Sidney Wolinsky on Shaping "The Shape of Water" and more interviews inside.
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:
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