Jewish Journal

Melanie Herschorn

  • Spectator - ‘Devil’ Is in the Details

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The film adaptation of Lauren Weisberger's 2003 New York Times best-selling novel, "The Devil Wears Prada," which hits theaters on June 30, follows recent college grad Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) as she takes on the dubious job of assistant to the editor-in-chief of the most prominent...

  • 7Days in the Arts

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, June 17

    The "Red Scare" is over and the Hollywood Blacklist forgotten, but the war is about to heat up between Benny Silverman and Leo Greshen in Jeffrey Sweet's play "The Value of Names." When Leo testified against Benny before the House Un-American Activities...

  • The Healing Powers of Love

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Can love heal all wounds? Mark Goffman, playwright of

    "Me Too," has proof that supports this theory.

    Goffman's grandfather, a concert violinist, had a heart attack and stroke and fell into a coma. But when the cellist in his quartet confessed the she loved him while he lay...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, June 10

    "Wedding Singer Blues" is originally a workshop production, and Carla Zilbersmith is defying her character's misfortune by taking the show on the road. Written and performed by Zilbersmith, the musical chronicles the ups and downs experienced by a wedding singer...

  • Singles - Soulmate Surfing

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Dating can be scary. Dating in a foreign country can be petrifying.

    When I arrived in Los Angeles in 2003, going on dates was the farthest thing from my mind. I came here for love -- my love of the entertainment biz, but more importantly (and naively), my love for a guy.

  • Spectator - The Theme Park Without a Prayer

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Bible Storyland must have a guardian angel. Dissolution by the clergy, dormancy for 45 years and a fatal fire were not powerful enough to erase the plans for this Bible-based theme park from history.

    And now, art collector Harvey Jordan is working to inform Californians about this...

  • Spectator - The ‘Truth’ That Lies Beneath

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    For Josh Bernstein, host of The History Channel's "Digging for the Truth," myth-dispelling, artifact-hunting and body-straining adventure are part of his regular routine.

    "Digging," now in its second season, has taken Bernstein from Peru to Greenland to Zimbabwe and Egypt searching...