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  • Kate Braverman—Alive, Well, ‘Frantic’

    By Robert David Jaffee

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Frantic Transmissions to and From Los Angeles: An Accidental Memoir," by Kate Braverman (Graywolf, $15).

    "Did I say that my work has been translated into Turkish? Apparently, it will be read in Istanbul, but not in Los Angeles."

    Yes, Kate Braverman did say that in a telephone...

  • Kishon—The Writer

    By Tom Teicholz

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The world lost one of its great comic artists last month. I am referring not to Johnny Carson, who was little known outside of the United States, but to Israeli satirist Ephraim Kishon, 80, who, although little known in America, was beloved around the world. I read somewhere that...

  • Shadows of Shoah in ‘Snicket’ World

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Daniel Handler looks like a character in one of his own "Lemony Snicket" novels. At a breakfast interview with The Journal at a New York café, he wears a pinstriped suit with a handkerchief in the pocket -- reminiscent of something the bumbling Mr. Poe might wear when he...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    Two widely divergent Jewish performers come to Southern California tonight. Make the drive to Claremont for the feel-good sounds of Israeli folk/rock star David Broza. The celebrated trilingual guitarist and singer-songwriter will perform his English, Spanish and Hebrew...

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  • A Graphic Anniversary

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    During the Golden Age of comic books of the 1930s-1940s, cartoonist Will Eisner broke ground, both commercially (by founding the first comics production studio) and artistically (with his cinematic storytelling). When San Diego ComiCon 2003 convenes July 17-20, the industry's most...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    This weekend, it's "Northward, ho!" as North Hollywood's NoHo Theatre District hosts the NoHo Theatre and Arts Festival. The two-day theater, performing and visual-arts fest features theater performances at 20 NoHo venues, music and dance acts on outdoor stages, arts...

  • No Laughing Matter

    By Tom Teicholz

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Over the last year, I have read many wonderful novels: "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold, "Atonement" by Ian McEwan, "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham. Well-written, emotionally resonant, all best-sellers, these highly praised literary works are required reading in book groups in...

  • Zionism, by George

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In a key scene in "Masterpiece Theatre's" "Daniel Deronda," adapted from George Eliot's 1876 novel, the hero attends a Zionist meeting. "Isn't the way forward through assimilation?" asks Deronda (Hugh Dancy), an orphaned aristocrat unsure of his roots.

    "When we pretend to be what we...

  • 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...

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