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  • Jews and the birth of Film Noir

    By Avishay Artsy

    September 22, 2014 | 10:19 am

    The 1942 classic “Casablanca” follows a complicated love story between two star-crossed lovers, played by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. But it’s also about refugees fleeing their home country for safety. It’s an apt metaphor for the experience of Jews escaping Nazi Germany,...

  • Arie Posin on his Russian dissident parents and ‘The Face of Love’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 17, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    Arie Posin is the co-writer and director of “The Face of Love,” starring Annette Bening as a widow, still very much in love with her late husband (Ed Harris), who becomes obsessed with a man (Harris again) who is a dead ringer for her late spouse.  Now in theaters, the movie is...

  • Unlikely Heroes

    By Joy Bennett

    September 25, 2013 | 8:46 am

    General view of Unlikely Heroes Justice Ball, Los Angeles, CA September 24, 2013, photo by Joy Bennett

    Last night I was invited to the Justice Ball at Boulevard3 on Sunset Boulevard to benefit the international anti-human trafficking organization Unlikely Heroes.  This...

  • What is it with Israelis and high tech?

    By Tom Teicholz

    June 19, 2013 | 11:14 am

    The Israel Conference held at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset Boulevard May 30-31 was the largest gathering I’ve ever seen of … Israelis in suits. 

    Beyond that, the two-day event was a persuasive showcase of Israeli innovation and how companies from all over the world — including...

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  • Through the lens of Helmut Newton

    By Tom Teicholz

    May 29, 2013 | 1:11 pm

    “Here They Come II, Paris,” from the series “Big Nudes,” 1981. © Estate of Helmut Newton

    Many years ago, on Jan. 23, 2004, to be precise, I was driving west on Sunset Boulevard when traffic stopped completely. There were police and an ambulance in front of the Chateau Marmont,...

  • SoCal conference spotlights Israeli businesses, innovation

    June 20, 2012 | 11:32 am

    Entrepreneurs, investors, executives and tech enthusiasts from around the world converged on the two-day Israel Conference at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset Boulevard for the same reasons: to learn more about Israeli businesses, to network and to discover the next big trend.

    “This is...

  • Rabbi, AJU Professor Arrested at Hotel Workers Protest

    By Ryan Torok

    July 23, 2010 | 12:48 pm

    A rabbi and a professor at American Jewish University were among 63 people arrested for civil disobedience on the Sunset Strip during rush hour on Thursday , July 22. The labor protest against the Hyatt chain of hotels took place in front of the Andaz hotel near La Cienega Boulevard...

  • Red Date, Blue Date

    By Carin Davis

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    My friend Rachel invited me to the "Republican Jewish Coalition's (RJC) 39-and-under mixer." I wanted to go, but I had the "Really Tall Jewish Council's 39-and-under mixer" that night. C'mon, was she serious? Republicans? Jewish Republicans? Hello, oxymoron. I'm a blue state girl....
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