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  • At 110, holocaust survivor finds sustenance in music

    By Tom Tugend

    February 7, 2014 | 10:34 am

    During her lifespan of 110 years, Alice Herz-Sommer has been an accomplished concert pianist, teacher, prisoner in Theresienstadt, wife and mother, and now she is the star of an Oscar-nominated documentary.

    Even more remarkable has been her indomitable optimism, cheerfulness and...

  • James Franco Q & A:  His Film on Tortured Gay Poet Hart Crane

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 15, 2011 | 9:48 pm

    One has to wonder when James Franco ever sleeps. Hollywood’s most educated thespian — perhaps best-known for his Oscar-nominated turn as the guy who cut off his own arm in Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” – has famously juggled acting on soap operas and in blockbusters (think Rupert...

  • Jerusalem Becomes Queen of ‘Kingdom’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In 1986, Oscar-nominated production designer Arthur Max ("Gladiator") visited Jerusalem in the midst of the intifada.

    "People told me not to go almost everywhere, but I went everywhere," said Max, who is Jewish. "Of course, some of the Old City was closed off for security reasons,...