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  • ‘Fear of Unknown’ Enters Pop Culture

    By Tom Tugend

    September 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    This Sunday, as America commemorates the fourth anniversary of the World Trade Center attack, films, television, plays and books are just beginning to grapple seriously with the phenomena of suicide bombings and terrorism.

    The lag time between a cataclysmic experience and its...

  • Survivor Voices Come to Classrooms

    By Julie G Fax

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In the backlot at Universal Studios, somewhere between the lake where Jaws lurks and the courthouse square where Michael J. Fox sped back to the future, researchers in nondescript trailers are finishing up one of the most ambitious projects involving the Holocaust.

    It is here, at the...

  • The Circuit

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Fun Way to Fund

    Dancing, networking, pool playing, raffle bidding and martini drinking were the main themes of the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) highly successful Young Leaders Summer Soiree fundraising party. Proceeds from the Aug. 11 event at Gotham Hall went toward the ADL's...

  • The Dream Is Over

    By Tom Teicholz

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    According to reports in various newspapers last week, NBC-Universal is contemplating acquiring DreamWorks' live-action feature-film division, or as it used to be called, their movie studio. Regardless of whether the acquisition is consummated, it reflects a sad truth: Steven...

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  • Spectator - Spielberg Keeps ‘Munich’ a Secret

    By Tom Tugend

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In an honor-laden career, Steven Spielberg has never played for higher emotional and political stakes than in his upcoming film on the aftermath of the 1972 massacre of 11 Israeli Olympic athletes by Palestinian Black September terrorists.

    The customary secrecy surrounding...

  • Not the Next ‘Passion’

    By Tom Tugend

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A widely circulated Internet report that Steven Spielberg was planning to produce a trilogy of films exposing Christian brutality has been denounced as a hoax and "mean prank" by the filmmaker's chief spokesman.

    The report, headed, "Spielberg Fights Fire With Fire," quotes him as...

  • Community Briefs

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Spielberg Donates $1 Million to Aid Israel

    Producer-director Steven Spielberg pledged $1 million to aid Israeli terrorism victims and has named five Israeli and U.S. organizations as the initial recipients of the grant. Spielberg's Righteous Persons Foundation cited the...

  • Susan Rubin ExploresSpielberg’s Childhood

    By Beverly Gray

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Steven Spielberg has inspired dozens of biographies, none of them written with the filmmaker's consent. But Susan Goldman Rubin's new book, "Steven Spielberg: Crazy for Movies" (Harry N. Abrams, 2001), has input from Spielberg's production company and in-depth interviews with his...

  • Teach Your Children Well

    By Tom Tugend

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    After videotaping the testimonies of more than 50,000 Holocaust survivors during the past seven years, a foundation created by filmmaker Steven Spielberg will now shift its focus to an even more daunting task, a worldwide educational campaign against prejudice, intolerance and...

  • Hebrew Secret

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The discussion was con-fidential when Roger Richman, attorney for Hebrew University of Jerusalem, met with Bonnie Curtis, Steven Spielberg's producer on "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence." Spielberg needed the university's help on his top-secret film, about a robot child who longs to...

  • The Power of ‘Schindler’

    By Tom Tugend

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, KCET and other PBS stations will broadcast Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List" at 8 p.m. April 19 and 21.

    The 8 p.m. screening April 21 will be followed at 11:30 p.m. by the 90-minute documentary "Schindler."

    On April 20, the actual date of...

  • A Survivor’s Story

    By Tom Tugend

    July 27, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    After we made "Schindler's List," more and more Holocaust survivors came up to me ,and every one of them said, "Now let me tell you MY story." And each story was different and compelling. - Steven Spielberg

    This is the story of Henryk Rosmarin, his harmonica, and his love for a girl...

  • Jazz With Jewish Roots

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "George Gershwin Alone," the only one-man show ever permitted by the heirs of the composer for the commercial stage, began in the shadow of the Holocaust.

    The year was 1995. Actor-pianist-composer Hershey Felder, fluent in French, Hebrew, Yiddish and English, had been invited to...

  • Leah’s Restaurant

    By Beverly Levitt

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Leah Adler has a couple of secrets. She leaves the lime out of the guacamole. She adds burnt onions to everything from egg salad to creamed spinach crepes. And she wrote her son Steven "gastro-intestinal notes" when he wanted to play hooky from school.

    "I go my own way," she says...

  • Chanukah with the Spielbergs

    By Tom Tugend

    December 10, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    When Steven Spielberg and his three sisters were growing up in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Spielbergs celebrated Chanukah like any other Jewish family -- well, almost.

    "You have to realize that everything in our household was exciting, everything had an edge of hysteria," says Leah Adler,...

  • Making an Impact

    By Leila Segal

    May 7, 1998 | 7:59 pm

    In a world normally reserved for men, Mimi Lederhas achieved remarkable success. Chosen by Steven Spielberg to directtwo of his DreamWorks studio's first features, she is making a namefor herself as a talented action-entertainment director.

    So it seems reasonable to expect that, in...

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