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  • Spectator - The Taboo Expressionist

    By Ariella Cohen

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The earliest recorded use of the word "tattoo" is found in descriptions of a Tahitian ritual, written by British explorer Capt. James Cook during a 1769 voyage through the South Pacific.

    Tattooing is an act of indelible self-expression. As such, it serves as an ideal vehicle for...

  • ‘Ferris’ Singer’s Day Off

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 3, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    When Spectator caught up with Monique Powell, lead singer of the pop sensation Save Ferris, she was wandering around Anaheim, tired, displaced and searching for food.

    But this was no VH1 special in the making. After two years of nonstop global touring in support of her band's two...

  • Spectator

    By William Yelles

    January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art'smonth-long salute to Charles Chaplin concludes Saturday, Jan. 31,with a screening of his most serious film, also arguably his best.

    "Limelight" stars Chaplin as an actor on the skids who takes inhis neighbor, a suicidal ballerina (Claire Bloom). He falls for herwhile she recuperates in his care, but while she overcomes herdepression, he falls back into alcoholism after a series of careerdisappointments. Bloom convinces him to

  • Spectator

    By Diane Arieff

    June 26, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Elizabeth Rodgers, co-director of the documentary, "Exodus 1947."

    In July 1947, a Chesapeake Bay steamer loaded with 4,500 Holocaust survivors was attacked by the British navy on its way to Palestine. The ship was called Exodus 1947, and its aborted voyage galvanized world opinion...

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  • Spectator

    By Diane Arieff

    May 29, 1997 | 8:00 pm


    Israel Through an Artist's Eyes

    By Diane Arieff Zaga,

    Arts Editor

    If you didn't know that David Rose was one of our priceless assets, proceed to his pen and ink drawings on exhibit at the University of Judaism's Platt Gallery. A look at this lively body of work suggests that virtually...