Jewish Journal

Elfman circles back to the circus

by Jonathan Maseng, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2011 | 10:10 am

“IRIS”: Hybride Camera. Photos by Mark Dulong © Cirque du Soleil

Danny Elfman is a huge success, but he doesn’t want you to know it.  Humility is a hard thing to hang your hat on when you’ve... read full article

  • A woman’s world?

    by Danielle Berrin

    September 7, 2011 | 10:08 am

    It’s hard to tell, what with the requisite girdles, supervised weigh-ins and protocol panty hose (“not too dark; this isn’t a cabaret”), that the...

  • The romanticism of Matt Nathanson

    by Ryan Torok

    September 7, 2011 | 9:46 am

    Pop-folkie Matt Nathanson had just returned from hanging in Hawaii, but it was a vacation he only enjoyed “50 percent,” he said.

    “I don’t really...

  • Fall Preview Calendar 2010: September-November

    by Ryan Torok

    August 31, 2010 | 7:25 pm


    Jonathan Franzen discusses his new book, “Freedom,” a post-9/11 story about the quiet suffering of a Midwestern...

  • Sex, lies and social networking: A season of new films

    by Iris Mann, contributing writer

    August 31, 2010 | 6:09 pm

    Jewish “bad boys,” an alleged cover-up by our government and the outing of an American female spy are among the themes highlighted in this autumn’s...

  • A new Holocaust museum pushes toward the future

    by Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 31, 2010 | 6:05 pm

    When the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust officially opens in its new home in Pan Pacific Park on Oct. 14, it won’t just be moving to a bigger, more...

  • A mirror on the haunted self

    by Naomi Pfefferman

    August 31, 2010 | 5:58 pm

    Just weeks before she graduated from Yale University in May 1959, Eva Hesse — a child survivor of the Holocaust who would become renowned for her...

  • A hip-hop, Shakespearean, operatic ‘Venice’

    by Naomi Pfefferman

    August 31, 2010 | 5:47 pm

    Matt Sax, the baby-faced composer-performer whose new show, “Venice,” was dubbed “the year’s best musical” by Time magazine, has a penchant for...

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