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What is art good for?

by Gina Nahai

December 3, 2008 | 5:49 pm

Jack Boul now and then (below)

Still, the question remains: What, in this world filled with strife and need and uncertainty, is the use of art?

The planet's on... read full article

  • This time, I remember

    by Gina Nahai

    November 6, 2008 | 11:05 pm

    We're sitting around my parents' dining room in Century City for Shabbat dinner, and the conversation veers toward our childhoods in Iran.

    My cousin,...

  • Yom Kippur Dilemma

    by Gina Nahai

    October 1, 2008 | 11:15 pm

    Is it just me, or does Yom Kippur seem to arrive earlier and more frequently these days?

    I feel like I've barely had time to recover from one when the...

  • Exile’s gains and losses

    by Gina Nahai

    September 3, 2008 | 10:27 pm

    I don't know what will become of the legacy of Iranian Jews outside of Iran, how history will judge us in the context of the opportunities we had and the...
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  • Troubling (L.A.) Times

    by Gina Nahai

    July 30, 2008 | 11:25 pm

    Why do I feel like my already ailing IQ drops to below safe levels every time I pick up the Los Angeles Times lately?

    The world is at war, the economy is...

  • Diversity lost

    by Gina Nahai

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Forgive me for going on about this. I keep promising myself I'll stop being outraged, turn off the radio and stop reading the papers. But if you'll permit...
  • Obama?  Been there

    by Gina Nahai

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    I've been a Democrat since I was 16 years old and couldn't vote because I was underage and not yet a U.S. citizen. I was a Democrat when most other...
  • This being Los Angeles . . .

    by Gina Nahai

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Last Thursday night at LACMA, I was treated to a reading of my own works by the very talented and beautiful actress Bahar Soumekh, and by UC Irvine...

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