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After the

By Rob Eshman

May 22, 1997 | 8:00 pm

The most astonishing account in Hector Feliciano's always-astonishing new nonfiction book, "The Lost Museum" (Basic Books), follows Adolf Hitler on a visit to the Paris Opera House on June... read full article

  • Up Front

    By Rob Eshman

    May 22, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The Jerusalem Jazz Band
    At the Dixieland Jubilee in Sacramento, the annual super bowl of jazz, the band that got the most ecstatic reception a couple of years ago was cradled a few thousand miles east of New Orleans.

    It was the Jerusalem Jazz Band, whose members hail each other by such...

  • Taking on the Bible

    By Rob Eshman

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Remember 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...
  • Eastward Ho

    By Rob Eshman

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    From where Phillip Liff-Grieff sits -- literally -- the Jewish community is looking better all the time.

    Liff-Grieff is executive director of the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, and his office in Covina is at ground zero of a sprawling Jewish...

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  • UJ Layoffs

    By Rob Eshman

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The last days of the Passover holiday brought a shocking message to 14 faculty and staff members at the University of Judaism: They're laid off.

    Among those whose contracts will not be renewed this June are Rabbi David Ackerman, associate dean of the Fingerhut School of Education;...

  • Filing His Claim

    By Rob Eshman

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    A payment slip from 1927, part of the documentary evidence to support Freddy Jackson's claim.
    Sitting in the Fairfax Avenue deli where he worked for four decades of his life, Freddy Jackson reflects on his chances of getting the millions of dollars due him.

    "A lot of people don't...

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