Jonathan Kirsch's compelling new book, "A History of the End of the World" is discussed and compared to other views about the end-time.
Initial reservations about staging a play about Auschwitz's Sonderkommando, Jews who cleaned the gas chambers and crematoria in exchange for a few extra months of life.
The inaugural State of Humanity Forum, held Oct. 17 at Valley Beth Shalom.
Mixing punk rock and opera may be about as heretical as it gets, yet that is precisely what Julien Nitzberg, librettist and lyricist of "The Beastly Bombing," has done.
Just south of the 10 Freeway, in a nondescript part of Culver City stands Club Fais Do-Do.
"Barney Ross" by Douglas Century.
Melinda Lopez's "Sonia Flew," which opens at the Laguna Playhouse on Sept. 16, depicts the parallel struggles of a Cuban girl in 1961 and a half-Jewish, half-Cuban American boy just after Sept. 11.
Based upon Edward Hopper's famous painting of a late-night coffee shop on a desolate city street corner, Douglas Steinberg's new play, "Nighthawks," which is having its world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theater, features a painter who says only one word in the entire first act.
In "Pound of Flesh," at the Odyssey Theater, Ezra Pound spars with Pvt. Cooper, a young soldier who keeps him company while he awaits trial in Italy for his crimes of treachery against the United States in World War II. If this private is not Pound's intellectual match, he more than matches the poet on moral grounds.
Michael Halperin, who wrote "All Steps Necessary," a new Holocaust-themed play being staged by the Inkwell Theater, concurs with Milgram. Taking place just after Kristallnacht, his play dramatizes a meeting of Nazi leaders and their formal response to the fallout from the pogrom.
Local leaders of the Green Party are working to overturn an anti-Israel resolution that has become official party policy.
Writers as varied as Shakespeare and Sir Walter Scott have written of the exotic beauty of Jewish women. But what about Jewish men?
Upcoming Photographic exhibitions.