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  • Art that’s happenin’ in L.A. at the Hammer

    By Tom Teicholz

    May 28, 2014 | 1:19 pm

    In keeping with summer being the season for superhero sequels, the Hammer Museum is presenting “Made in L.A. 2014,” its second biennial selection of contemporary artists working in Los Angeles. Organized by the museum’s chief curator, Connie Butler, along with independent curator...

  • Hans Zimmer: Proud to say ‘My people’

    By Jared Sichel

    May 28, 2014 | 12:55 pm

    When Hans Zimmer stepped up to the podium during a press conference at the Berlin Film Festival in 1999 to discuss his score of “The Last Days,” a Holocaust documentary produced by the Shoah Foundation, he was asked why he chose to work on the movie.

    And that’s when Zimmer...

  • LACMA ’s upcoming brush with German, French expressionists

    By Tom Freudenheim

    May 28, 2014 | 12:45 pm

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) pre-eminent role as the American museum most regularly engaged in exhibitions to re-examine German Expressionism, its offshoots and variants was firmly established decades ago. The museum’s Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German...

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  • Turan’s pick of pics

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    May 28, 2014 | 10:21 am

    Film critic Kenneth Turan grew up in Brooklyn in the 1950s in an observant home, which means that he did not often enjoy a Saturday matinee at the Lowe’s Pitkin or the Brandt’s Sutter. “That said, I do have a vivid memory of sneaking out to see a vibrant, cleft-chinned Kirk Douglas...

  • A son’s love, and snooping

    by Dora Levy Mossanen

    May 23, 2014 | 10:36 am

    Those who have enjoyed Mona Simpson’s much-acclaimed first novel, “Anywhere But Here,” will not be disappointed by “Casebook” (Alfred A. Knopf, $25.95). Here, too, with her distinctive wry humor and razor-sharp voice, Simpson, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the winner of...

  • Sharing his love of Judaism through Jubilation’s music

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    May 21, 2014 | 11:22 am

    When singer-songwriter Bill Burnett converted to Judaism in the early 2000s, he resolved to teach others about his new religion through the power of music, and over the years he’s put together a wide repertoire of songs that speak to children and adults about the Torah and its...

  • Jewish art culture:  Movin’ on up to the East side

    by Avishay Artsy

    May 21, 2014 | 11:14 am

    A crowd of people has gathered inside a shipping container set in a parking lot in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles. Ambient lights blink on and off, and musicians play droning sounds, while a video art installation of traffic at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro plays...

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