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‘Sacred Faces’ photos find inspiration in religious imagery

By Avishay Artsy

1 week ago

Chuang Yen Monastery, Carmel, N.Y. “I came back a second day to photograph more of the figures. Anruddha Thera sits on the Bohdi pathway leading up to the temples. His serene face charms everyone who sees him.” Photos by Andy Romanoff

Whether photographing a crucified Christ’s downcast eyes, the serene smile of a Buddha or the grin of a Hindu god, Jewish photographer Andy Romanoff has a way of capturing the ineffable... read full article

  • A sneak peek inside the Broad museum

    By Avishay Artsy

    1 week ago

    A throng of art-world insiders, media and members of the public swirled around the top-floor gallery of The Broad for a sneak peak at Los Angeles’ newest art museum ... before the art was installed. At the center of the storm, the new museum’s benefactor and namesake, Eli Broad,...

  • In ‘Tel Aviv Noir,’ city’s underbelly gets its due

    by Beth Kissileff, JTA

    October 2, 2014 | 3:25 pm

    Asked by a literary magazine to name an Israeli author deserving of English translation, Etgar Keret — the Tel Aviv-based writer whose short stories have been published to worldwide acclaim — named novelist Gadi Taub.

    A year later, Keret has been instrumental in bringing Taub’s...

  • ‘The Fame Lunches’: Daphne Merkin is still wishing for mother’s love

    by Elaine Margolin

    August 27, 2014 | 2:03 pm

    If you were the wild child among more submissive siblings, who refused to be silenced and cried continually, and fought with all the others about their glaring hypocrisies; chances are you were not your parents’ favorite child.  If you sometimes made disturbing comments about...

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  • Journalist Torgny Segerstedt speaks truth to Nazi power in Swedish film, ‘The Last Sentence’

    By Tom Tugend

    June 18, 2014 | 9:57 am

    The Swedish film “The Last Sentence” opens with a 1933 newsreel of Adolf Hitler strutting as Germany’s new chancellor and ends with 1945 footage of Russian troops closing in on the Führer’s bunker.

    During those 12 years, as Hitler first threatened and then swallowed one European...

  • Theater as addiction therapy in ‘Bliss Point’

    by Iris Mann

    June 18, 2014 | 9:45 am

    The healing power of theater underlies the collaboration between the Cornerstone Theater Company and rehabilitation centers around the city, which resulted in the company’s production of “Bliss Point,” a play about addiction and recovery, through June 22 at the Odyssey Theatre in...

  • Thrilling days of yesteryear

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    June 11, 2014 | 11:26 am

    Nothing links the three books described below except that each, in its own way, is so charming that I couldn’t resist opening it up and, having done so, couldn’t put it down.

    One of the treasures of American-Yiddish journalism was “A Bintel Brief” (“A Bundle of Letters”), an...

  • Gwen Edelman reappears with ‘Train to Warsaw’

    by Elaine Margolin

    June 6, 2014 | 1:03 pm

    Author Gwen Edelman remains shrouded in mystery.  In an age of relentless author promotion she has chosen to remain “virtually” invisible.  She has no website or Wikipedia page, and it is almost impossible to find out the sketchiest details of her personal biography.  I was able to...

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