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  • Anjelica Huston at the Hotel Bel Air

    By Joy Bennett

    December 21, 2013 | 6:40 am

    Anjelica Huston after the reading, December 17, 2013, photo by Joy Bennett

    Last Tuesday I was very happy to attend Anjelica Huston’s reading and discussion of her new book at the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles, California.  Her book, A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in...

  • Israel and I: The first 60 years

    By Tom Tugend

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    By ship and plane, I've traveled to Israel 15 times over the last 60 years and, looking back, my relationship to the Jewish state has a certain Zelig-like quality.

    Zelig, you remember, was the Woody Allen character who popped up whenever and wherever some historic event was...

  • Briefs: UCLA’s Friedlander awarded Pulitzer Prize, Rabbi Weil to head O.U.

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Friedlander Awarded Pulitzer

    UCLA historian Saul Friedlander, a child Holocaust survivor, has been awarded a 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his definitive account of "The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945."

    The $10,000 award in the general nonfiction book...

  • Memoirs From the Orthodox ‘Minefield’

    By Ami Eden

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A quick surf on Amazon.com or a stroll through the local bookstore suggests that we are living in the era of the political memoir. Anyone with enough time to wade through at least a sampling of the abundant "I was there" autobiographies from Beltway vets will end up not only with a...

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  • 7 Days In Arts

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Aaron Samson wrote and stars in "Not Dead Yet," a piece inspired by his grandfather's memoirs of his Russian past: working for Leon Trotsky, the consequent threat of execution by Russia's communist regime and his quick escape to the United States where he began a new...

  • When Marriage Sinks Into Madness

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Over the past 40 years, Ted Solotaroff has developed a reputation as a distinguished literary critic and editor. Then, in 1998, at 70, he suddenly appeared, full-blown, on the literary stage as a writer, winning the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction for the first volume...

  • A Guilty Pleasure Swings With Style

    By Tom Teicholz

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Mr. S, My Life With Frank Sinatra" by George Jacobs and William Stadiem is this summer's guilty pleasure. Jacobs was Frank Sinatra's valet from 1953 to 1968, and his memoirs are the excuse for a polished backstage tour of Sinatraland, a roller-coaster ride of the high life and the...

  • People of the Book Festival

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish books are hot these days.

    Jonathan Fass should know; he's directing the People of the Book - Jewish Book Festival, a program of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles, which turns four years old this week. The emergence of the festival is part and parcel of the...

  • Israel to Release Eichmann’s Memoirs

    By Naomi Segal

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Israel has decided to release the memoirs Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann wrote prior to his execution in Israel in 1962.

    The decision followed consultations in the Justice Ministry on whether to make the document available for American scholar Deborah Lipstadt in the ongoing London...

  • The Lost Bird

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Yvette Melanson is a woman who might say the Sh'ma before going to sleep, and in the morning light whisper the Navajo prayer, "May I walk happily and lightly on the earth." Both are deeply felt, authentic expressions of her soul. As she explains, "I know that I'm Jewish. I feel...
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