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  • Filmmaker gets up close and personal with Fleischer

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Nathaniel Kahn achieved critical success and a 2004 Oscar nomination for his documentary, "My Architect" -- a personal story about his relationship with his father, Louis Kahn, the much acclaimed modernist architect who braved travails such as a facial deformity and artistic angst...
  • Botox-aided pianist: Oscar documentary nod a ‘gas’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Leon Fleischer was 37 and considered among the world's top pianists when he noticed the sluggishness in his right hand in 1963. Over several months, his fourth and fifth fingers progressively curled under, requiring an enormous effort to extend them.

    At the time, the pianist was...

  • It Takes a Village Glen

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It's break time in a sixth-grade classroom at Village Glen School in Sherman Oaks. Two boys play chess with an air of serious concentration, ignoring a small group of 12-year-olds talking and joking nearby. A handsome boy with golden hair and freckles breaks away from the group,...

  • Autism: The New Epidemic

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 15, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Barbara and Sheldon Helfing never expected to have one autistic child, much less two. Their son Leland, now 5, was born prematurely and began showing signs of a neurological disorder before...

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