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  • Writer Arie Kaplan and the great Jewish comic book tradition

    2 weeks ago

    Stan Lee. Will Eisner. Art Spiegelman. Chris Claremont. These men represent a Jewish tradition that, although not quite ordained from heaven, is a hallowed tradition just the same: Jews creating comic books.

    Arie Kaplan memorialized them in his 2008 award-winning book, “From...

  • Archie Comics feature film in the works

    June 18, 2013 | 1:31 pm

    Archie comics lovers, rejoice!

    Warner Brothers Pictures announced last Thursday that they are partnering with Glee writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and director Jason Moore to bring Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge and the rest of the ‘Riverdale gang’  to life on the big...

  • The centrifuge

    By Steve Greenberg

    February 27, 2013 | 2:02 pm

  • Non-observing Observer State

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 7, 2012 | 10:05 am

  • Superman is Jewish?: People of the comic book

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    November 8, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Nothing is quite so purely American as the comic book, which is why it will come as a surprise to some readers to discover that philosopher Harry Brod regards Superman and Spider-Man and many other comic-book characters to be uniquely Jewish artifacts that offer crucial insights...

  • An X-Man takes aim at Nazi war criminals

    July 24, 2012 | 12:06 pm

    From the demented geneticist known as Mr. Sinister to the evil giant Juggernaut, the X-Men have battled some pretty wild foes over the years. But in an upcoming five-issue mini-series called “The First X-Men,” one member of the Marvel superhero team will take on some villains...

  • Meet Steve Blum

    By Adam Wills

    July 1, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    Animation fans have grown up with Steve Blum. From T.O.M., the laconic host of Cartoon Network’s anime block “Toonami” to snarling Wolverine in “Wolverine & the X-Men” to the nasally Guilmon of “Digimon,” his voice is instantly recognizable to many teens and...

  • ‘Shalakhmones: The Purim Platters’

    February 29, 2012 | 11:34 am

    Translated from Yiddish and with an afterword by Curt Leviant, the author or translator of 25 books, including seven critically acclaimed novels, the most recent of which is the comic “A Novel of Klass.”

    Wearing a silk kerchief and a plain apron — a combination of holiday and...

  • Joe Simon, co-creator of Captain America, dies at 98

    December 15, 2011 | 5:46 pm

    Joe Simon, the co-creator of Captain America and a leading figure during the golden age of comic books, has died at 98.

    Simon’s family announced his death Thursday on Facebook, and told The Associated Press that Simon had died Wednesday night in New York following a brief illness....

  • Mideast Peace Construction Zone

    By Steve Greenberg

    June 1, 2011 | 10:25 am


  • Springtime

    By Steve Greenberg

    March 29, 2011 | 5:31 pm


  • Bob Saget: Clean-cut and filthy (G-rated version)

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 14, 2008 | 2:10 am

    Bob Saget was pondering his status as comedy's reigning filth monger at a Santa Monica cafe recently.

    "You play a guy who's clean-cut and never curses for eight years, like I did on 'Full House,' and people think that's who you are," said Saget, who will be roasted on Comedy Central...

  • Comic book strip draws on historical New York

    By Amy Klein

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Ben Katchor speaks slowly, hal-ting-ly, pausing frequently, as if he's thinking of images to go with his words as he speaks.

    He probably is, as the comic book artist (not graphic novelist) has been pairing images with words for most of his life. While the characters of his fanciful...

  • Ha lachma anya

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

  • I. E. D.

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

  • Bush’s environmental legacy

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

  • One way, or the other

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

  • My sister Sarah

    By Rabbi Susan Silverman

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    I live in Israel, seven hours ahead of New York. Last week, when my sister Sarah Silverman performed in Manhattan at Carnegie Hall, I opened my eyes every hour or two, and counted backwards. The last time I woke it was 2 a.m. Hmmm... 7 p.m. in New York. She must be doing a sound...
  • What, me worrisome?

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Help! Fire!

    By Steve Greenberg

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Books: Shmegegis of old, shmegegis of gold

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Old Jewish Comedians," illustrated by Drew Friedman, edited by Monte Beauchamp. (Fantagraphics Books, $14.95) www.fantagraphics.com .

    "Weep before God. Laugh before people."
    -- Jewish Folk-Saying.

    Who doesn't love old Jewish comedians? Those mamzers of mirth and halutzim of humor...

  • Traveling with my father

    By Mark Schiff

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When I found out my dad was dying of cancer, I spent a lot of time in New York with him and my mom, rather than in Los Angeles, where I was living at the time.
    One of the good things about being a road comic is you can live anywhere and book yourself out of wherever you are. Road...
  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday 22

    Polka gets dotty at the Getty this evening with the last installment of the center's Summer Sessions series. "21st Century Roots" offers "roots music for the new millennium," in the form of three groups: Brave Combo, a polka ensemble that mixes music from Mexico,...

  • Thrown For A Loop

    By Avi Liberman

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Avi we're doing some looping for a movie called, 'The Mount of Olives.' It was filmed in Israel and we're looking for Hebrew and Arabic speakers." Being an actor and comic in Los Angeles, you run into some interesting gigs. When my friend, Joey, himself a Christian Arab from...

  • A Super ‘Schmooze’ Move

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The unforgettable superheroes of comic strips became the stuff of endless Hollywood big-budget sequels. But more often than not, they began in the fevered imaginations of struggling young Jewish guys, whose wildest dreams could be hemmed in only by four panels and black ink.

    "In June...

  • Fundraiser to Benefit Storm Victims

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    This Sunday, September 18th!

    LALA & MOE'S

    Jewish Experience & The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles Present:

    LA Jewish Katrina Benefit

    All Proceeds To Benefit Jewish Federation's Hurricane Relief Fund


    The Moshav Band

    Comic Relief by:

    Edgar Fox
    Avi Leiberman

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, June 4

    Today, galerie yoramgil launches "introductions," a three-month endeavor to present six new artists to the public. View the diverse works of painters Zeev Ben-Dor, Yuri Katz, Nona Orbach, Paul Abbott and Mary Leipziger, and the bronze sculptures of Immi...

  • The Gold and the Beautful

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    "They hated me, didn't they, because they barely laughed," Elon Gold said fretfully after his audition on the new Fox sitcom "Stacked," starring Pamela Anderson.

    "That's exactly the neurosis your character needs," Executive Producer Steve Levitan told the 34 year old comic-actor...

  • How Funny Is Passover?

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    Passover is not primarily known for being a funny holiday, but don't tell that to Terry and Patty LaBan. The creators of "Edge City," who have brought contemporary Jewish American suburban life to the funny pages since 2000, are giving the Ardin family the ultimate seder storyline...

  • Q & A With Lewis Black

    By Marc Ballon

    January 27, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Lewis Black is back. The New York Jewish comic with a razor-sharp tongue and even sharper social and political observations returns to the Southland Feb. 5 at the Wiltern LG after selling out The Grove of Anaheim last year. Black, a commentator on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show...

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