May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm
‘The Fame Lunches’: Daphne Merkin is still wishing for mother’s love
Journalist Torgny Segerstedt speaks truth to Nazi power in Swedish film, ‘The Last Sentence’
Theater as addiction therapy in ‘Bliss Point’
Part of White House evacuated; Obama not present, witnesses say
Cartoon: Everything in moderation
Bennett and Weston: The politics of scapegoating
This lightweight is heavily into Sumo
Charles Bronfman: The most wonderful gift I’ve ever received
To be read at the NYC Rally protesting “The Death of Klinghoffer”
Our Jewish obligation to make an impact on climate change
The new year brings viewers new T.V. shows
May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pmI was thinking about my friend Lillian Ross last week as I was driving over the Golden Gate Bridge on my way north to an enzyme bath and massage in an outdoor Japanese tea house in Occidental. (I was celebrating freedom after submitting my manuscript for a book on families and family...
May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pmRemember that great scene in "Inherit the Wind," when Clarence Darrow asks William Jennings Bryan if a book that details rape, incest, slaughter, nudity and sodomy should be banned? The fundamentalist Bryan answers, "Of course!" and Darrow, with a flourish, whips out a copy of the...
May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pmWhat is there about klezmer music that sends feet flying and excitement levels of certain Jewish audiences soaring? Nostalgia for the past or a just-found fondness for a "new" music"? Whatever it is, when the klezmer band struck up a "Freylach," almost instantly, a woman in a red...
May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pmShortly after the Oslo peace process got underway, composer Nabil Azzam met with Yasser Arafat and offered the Palestinian leader a new national anthem for his nascent Palestinian Authority.
The anthem, Azzam proposed, would include strains from "Hatikvah," the Israeli national...
May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pmIn its five years of existence, A Noise Within, the classical-theater company, has given audiences many of the most enjoyable performances to be offered anywhere in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle recently recognized this sustained level of excellence by handing out...
May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm-- Richard Rodriguez, in the afterword to "Fast Forward"
From top: book cover, Photojournalist Lauren Greenfield; photo from exhibit "Ashleigh, 13, with her friend and parents, Santa Monica." Signs of the times: At an upscale bar mitzvah party in Santa Monica, 13-year-old boys in...