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  • Bridge to empathy

    By Rob Eshman

    January 25, 2012 | 1:10 pm

    If you like your satire dark, I mean jet black, you probably love the scene from episode four, season four of “Weeds,” in which Len Botwin, played by Albert Brooks, gives a history lesson to his young nephew Shane.

    “Listen, genocide can happen again if we’re not vigilant,”...

  • Jonah Hill: ‘Moneyball’s’ super-talented, super-nice Jewish boy [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 11, 2012 | 1:44 pm

    Five minutes late to an interview at House Cafe on Beverly Boulevard, Jonah Hill apologizes like a contrite teenager. “I’m sorry I’m tardy,” he says, explaining he’d just flown in from shooting “Neighborhood Watch” in Atlanta and was scrambling to finish his Chanukah shopping.  His...

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Drive’ review

    by Joan Alperin-Schwartz (video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    September 15, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Ryan Gosling is ‘Driver’. He drives…fast…very fast…If you’re a burglar, he’s your go-to guy. Just make sure you get the job done in five minutes. Because that’s all you got…One minute late, Driver is gone.

    Now, driving a get-a-way car is Driver’s night job. His day job is slightly...

  • Future shock: Albert Brooks predicts ‘2030’ America

    By Tom Teicholz

    May 10, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    “2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America” (St. Martin’s Press) is Albert Brooks’ novel (in all senses of the word) take on our not-so-distant future. Anyone familiar with Brooks’ films, such as “Defending Your Life” or “Modern Romance,” will not be surprised...

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  • She paints for the animals

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Feast With The Beasts

    Safari attire adorned bodies this steamy summer night when The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) raised more than $1.2 million for wildlife conservation. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress Betty White, nearly 1,000 guests casually perused the park...

  • Tommywood - Comedy Matters

    By Tom Teicholz

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "After 9/11, all I did was sit around and be scared," Albert Brooks told me recently. "After a year and a half," Brooks now says, "I just got tired of it."

    He wondered, "Why isn't this being processed? Do we never mention it?" Looking at what Hollywood was releasing to the public,...