Jewish Journal

  • Ravages, rape, Rodriguez and real estate

    by Iris Mann

    June 13, 2012 | 11:08 am

    Once again, there is rich fare to be unearthed for the summer season, despite the glut of over-the-top and youth-oriented commercial product. Documentaries abound, some of which have intensely political or social implications, while others deal, in sleuth-like fashion, with searches...

  • Capturing the music scene

    By Tom Teicholz

    June 13, 2012 | 10:54 am

    The recent regional extravaganza known as Pacific Standard Time (PST), a six-month, far-ranging agglomeration of Southern California exhibitions, installations and performances, began with a series of shows that made a very convincing argument for the importance of art created in Los...

  • Summer sneaks calendar

    By Ryan Torok

    June 13, 2012 | 10:37 am

    FRI, JUNE 15

    The latest attraction by the producers of the King Tut exhibition makes its only West Coast appearance at the California Science Center. Unlocking the myth of the last queen of Egypt, “Cleopatra: The Exhibition” features the largest...

  • ‘Lebanon’: An unflinching look at war

    By Tom Tugend

    June 1, 2010 | 9:57 pm

    In the past three years, Israel has come up with a trio of films about the Lebanon war that, for unflinching honesty, are unmatched by Hollywood or, I believe, any other country.

    First came “Beaufort,” then “Waltz With Bashir,” both landing among the five Oscar finalists for...

  • Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson's misfit male prostitute returns for a second season of "Hung."

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 1, 2010 | 9:48 pm

    It’s hard to avoid bad puns when discussing HBO’s critically acclaimed series “Hung.” The half-hour comedy-drama revolves around Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane), a broke Detroit high school basketball coach who decides to become a gigolo when he realizes his “winning tool” —...

  • Jeff Garlin…Seriously

    By Ryan Torok

    June 1, 2010 | 9:39 pm

    An hour before the start of Jeff Garlin’s recent stand-up show at Upright Citizens Brigade in Hollywood, a huge line had formed around the block on Franklin Avenue, obstructing the entrances to adjacent cafes and a clothing store.

    Most of the motley group waiting in line appeared...

  • Summer Films That Provoke

    by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

    June 1, 2010 | 9:31 pm

    Once again, this season’s lineup defies the popular assumption that films released during the summer have to be either big blockbusters or vapid youth-oriented fare designed to appeal to less discriminating, mainstream audiences. At least two upcoming films promise to provoke...

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