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  • Interview: Billy Crystal

    June 10, 2013 | 9:56 am

    When Billy Crystal was pitched a prequel to the Pixar hit "Monsters, Inc.," he didn't have to think twice about coming aboard. The first movie not only grossed $290 million, making it one of the biggest hits of Crystal's career, but playing walking eyeball Mike Wazowski was also...

  • Jonathan Safran Foer Named to Holocaust Memorial Council

    February 7, 2013 | 10:00 am

    Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer was appointed to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

    President Obama tapped Foer, 35, also a New York University professor of creative writing, last Friday.

    Foer’s debut novel, “Everything Is Illuminated,” dealt with the Holocaust and Ukraine during that era. His mother, Esther Safran Foer, directs Sixth and I, a historic synagogue in downtown Washington.

    The Holocaust Memorial Council governs the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

  • Leon Morgenstern, first director of surgery and founder of Center for Healthcare Ethics at Cedars-Si

    December 27, 2012 | 1:11 pm

    Dr. Leon Morgenstern, Cedars-Sinai’s inaugural director of surgery and founder of its Center for Healthcare Ethics, died on Dec. 23. He was 93.

    Although born in Pittsburgh, Penn., in 1919, Morgenstern considered himself a New Yorker and earned his medical degree from New York...

  • NYU evacuates Tel Aviv program

    November 19, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    New York University's Tel Aviv program was suspended for the rest of the semester, and its students and faculty were evacuated to London.

    The university is considering whether to reopen for the spring semester, according to NYULocal, a student news blog. The northern Tel Aviv...

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  • The Cinderella stories of Aline Brosh McKenna

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 30, 2011 | 7:30 pm

    When Aline Brosh McKenna pitched her very first script in her first screenwriting class circa 1990, her words were met by a hushed, possibly startled, silence.  The setting was an extension course at New York University: “I just remember somebody writing something about an art...