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  • Holocaust survivors’ 11th hour

    By Susan Freudenheim

    November 9, 2011 | 5:04 pm

    Last week, everyone was scurrying around Zane Buzby’s small but serviceable office, high up in a rather creaky building in downtown Los Angeles. Right inside the door, one person packed tubes of arthritis creams, soaps, magnifying glasses and Star of David necklaces. Someone else...

  • Opinion: Jetsons vs. Flintstones, a visit with Thomas Friedman

    By Susan Freudenheim

    October 26, 2011 | 7:11 pm

    Last weekend, I was talking to a friend in New York who is a top IT manager for an advertising firm. My friend is in the process of remaking the Web presence for a hair-products conglomerate, and his staff is divided among the firm’s offices in New York, Argentina, Singapore and...

  • Feminism, revisited: Gloria Steinem meets Mona Eltahawy

    By Susan Freudenheim

    October 19, 2011 | 6:28 pm

    When an e-mail arrived in my inbox recently announcing a public conversation between Gloria Steinem and Mona Eltahawy, I knew I had to be there, even though it was scheduled for midday on a Thursday across town at UCLA’s Hammer Museum. The juxtaposition of these two women was...

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  • Art Spiegelman: Behind the Mouse Mask

    By Susan Freudenheim

    October 10, 2011 | 5:19 pm

    Wearing a three-piece suit and looking more elder statesman than the artist he is, Art Spiegelman addressed an audience of about 100 at the high-toned Soho House on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood late in the afternoon of Oct. 9. The occasion was the taping of a conversation with...

  • Opinion: Fighting to preserve Obamacare

    By Susan Freudenheim

    September 27, 2011 | 7:09 pm

    I broke a bone in my foot several weeks ago, and I’ve been limping around in an expensive, ugly boot and shlepping to doctors ever since. A simple slip costs lots of money — happily, not entirely to me. I have health insurance; I’m lucky.

    How lucky was especially clear a...

  • Opinion: A penny to get to Israel

    By Susan Freudenheim

    September 21, 2011 | 6:11 pm

    I’m standing in a room with Sheldon G. Adelson, the tough, outspoken billionaire casino magnate. And I’m wondering: Where is he?

    I had arrived at the lovely Wilshire Boulevard high-rise home of Corie and Michael Koss expecting to meet the fearsome subject of Connie Bruck’s...

  • Niceness, by the Book

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 30, 2011 | 10:59 am

    Right around the time the curtain was dropping on the opening night of Broadway’s new “South Park”-inspired musical, “The Book of Mormon,” I was in Salt Lake City, Utah, having dinner with two top-level elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, plus a few...

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