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  • Comedy writer Sol Weinstein dies at 84

    December 12, 2012 | 9:59 am

    When I first moved to California from Philadelphia in 1978, Leon Brown, editor of the Jewish Exponent, told me to look up his friend Sol Weinstein. 

    I already knew of Weinstein, as I had one of the books in his “Israel Bond Oy-Oy-7” series, “Loxfinger.” I did connect with him,...

  • ‘Matisyahu’s Beard Finds New Host’—and other Purim fun

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 6, 2012 | 1:11 pm

    The Jewish Journal’s annual Purim spoof cover is here. My favorite: “Jewish Revenge: Proxy Circumcision on Mormons.” Get it?

  • X-FRIENDS: Mutant Rabbis

    June 13, 2011 | 11:02 am

    Video courtesy of JTA.

    Is the story of the mighty X-Men battle between Prof. X and Magneto really a battle between the Rabbis Irving “Yitz” Greenberg and the late Meir Kahane?
    JTA’s Editor-in-Chied Ami Eden draws parallels between the two fascinating stories, and finds interesting results that involve the Jewish world, the Holocaust and the fictional mutants.

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  • Meshugene Men - It’s How Mad Men Does Purim

    By Jay Firestone

    March 3, 2009 | 5:28 pm

    Advertising genius and mystery man, Dan Draperberg unravels the secrets of making mayonnaise the next herring or chopped liver to the Jewish world. I’ll admit, I’ve only seen Mad Men a few times, but if it’s anything like selling condiments to Jews, I’m in.

    A promo for Purim show,...

  • Virgins welcome at ‘Hebrew Horror’ night

    By Adam Wills

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Inspired by this week's Jewish pastime of movies and Chinese food, the Los Angeles "Rocky Horror Picture Show" cast Sins o' the Flesh is hosting an inaugural Jewish-themed send-up of the midnight cult classic at the Landmark Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 22....
  • In which our loyal readers take us to task for various and sundry

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Spoof Cover

    As the former creative director for Primedia for nearly 10 years and the publisher of Blvd Magazine, I was responsible for dozens of magazines, their content and their covers. In my weekly staff meetings, I never would have turned to any of you losers for cover ideas if...

  • Theater: Musical ‘Boyz’ you won’t find next door

    By Sarah Price Brown

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Surely, there are those of you out there privately lamenting the demise of the boy bands of the 1980s and '90s -- the New Kids on the Block and 'N Syncs of the world. Well, you are in luck: A new band is coming to town. And you do not have to be a swooning teenage girl to go watch it...
  • Want to spoof Purim and the Oscars? Be our Guest!

    By Steven Rosen

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm


    Click big arrow to play In their previous screenplay collaborations, Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy have satirized such offbeat subjects as small-town theatrical productions ("Waiting for Guffman"), championship dog shows ("Best in Show"), and old folk music groups ("A Mighty...
  • Comedy director David Zucker goes to GOP?  You can’t be serious!

    By Marc Ballon

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    David Zucker, the producer and director of "Airplane," "The Naked Gun" and "Scary Movie 4," embraced the Republican Party in 2004 and voted for President Bush, largely because of security concerns. Once a liberal activist and campaign adviser to President Bill Clinton, he made a...
  • The Art of Laziness

    By Amy Klein

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Here were my New Year's resolutions: Clean out my house, get in shape, finish my novel, yada yada -- the same ones I made last year. And if the first two weeks of 2005 are anything to go by, the next 50 are sure to bring about failure in this endeavor.

    But at least I'm...

  • Shearer Enjoyment

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    On the sunny porch of his Santa Monica cottage, a scruffy-looking Harry Shearer, Los Angeles' preeminent satirist, is describing his fascination with an all-male power retreat called the Bohemian Grove. It began about nine years ago when the caustic, 58-year-old humorist started...

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