December 16, 2018

Culture

American audiences will be seeing more Israeli series—and English adaptations of Israeli hits—in the coming year.
Singer and actress Hailee Steinfeld is in final negotiations to star in and produce the Netflix movie “Idol,”
As steam rises from multiple dishes that are being prepped to go out to their waiting diners, it’s apparent that the real-life Balaboosta,
As the temperatures finally drop here in Southern California and it feels a little bit like fall, you may be in the mood to spruce up
Most people aren’t in the business of swinging presidential elections at the ripe old age of 30 but Halie Soifer isn’t most people. 
The belief in magic harks back to Persia and to the pre-Islamic period of the Zoroastrians. Magi, the term for Zoroastrian priests
I had carefully outlined about Amy Ephron's newest books, “The Castle in the Mist” and its companion, “Carnival Magic,”
“I am not looking for empowering female characters,” Maggie Gyllenhaal told audiences on Oct. 11 at the fourth annual Women in Entertainment
Most teenagers have a musical hero...But few get to meet their hero. However, San Fernando Valley resident Adam Chester gets to be his hero.
Bruce Jay Friedman’s darkly comic play “Steambath” posits a provocative scenario in which a motley crew of recently departed souls discovers
Your name shall no longer be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. -Genesis
It’s deep autumn, and if you made it through this past summer and the Jewish holidays relatively unscathed, good for you.
Adina Elbaz had just celebrated her 16th birthday when she was hit by a minibus on her way to school. Doctors weren’t sure she would survive. 
We went from fast to feast. I ate enough to last a year. These holidays are tough for normal people, but for overeaters, they are insane. 
Late singer Amy Winehouse will be the subject of a movie biography, with the consent and participation of her family.
Every five years, on the eve of his internet startup becoming a “Unicorn” company, entrepreneur Mahbod Moghadam gets a brain tumor.
Ike Barinholtz (“The Mindy Project”) blends dysfunctional family comedy with timely political satire in “The Oath.”
The divide between secular and Orthodox Jews in Israel is taken to the next level in the Israeli drama series “Autonomies”
Few professional wrestlers have experienced the success or career longevity of Scott Levy, a man better known as Raven.
Named a James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast in 2014 and 2015, Chef Todd Ginsberg has made a name for himself
Here’s an easy and affordable way to brighten your school or work day. Transform your ordinary pens into a veritable garden of flowers.
Charles Aznavour, Iconic Singer Whose Family Saved Jews, 94. Marty Balin, Co-Founder of Jefferson Airplane, 76
Movie producer of “The Fugitive” and “Se7en” Arnold Kopelson, died of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills on Oct 8. He was 83.
In order to avoid widespread climate catastrophe we must influence human behavior — hopefully with better results than Noah.
Not unlike “Maus,” the graphic version of “The Diary of a Young Girl” is both a challenge and a wonderment. 
“Festival of Lights,” is the creation of David Solid Gould, a Jewish bassist who recorded reggae with his own group, The Temple Rockers,
It felt like the petite, RBG, Brooklyn-born Justice with the oversized glasses had penetrated every segment of the cultural landscape. 
Set in an alternate reality in which the Nazis and the Japanese won World War II, “The Man in the High Castle”
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