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  • Reflecting on 20 years of ‘Schindler’

    By Tom Tugend

    March 7, 2013 | 6:57 am

    If Hollywood were a monarchy, Steven Allan Spielberg would likely be its king.

    At 12, he turned out his first amateur scripted film, with family members as actors, and since then he is credited with producing 136 feature films and television movies and shows, directing 51 and...

  • Bruce Cohen: A career full of ‘Silver Linings’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 19, 2013 | 7:42 am

    Producer Bruce Cohen, a best-picture nominee for his work on “Silver Linings Playbook,” has been obsessed with the Academy Awards since he was 8. During a recent interview at his Hollywood Hills home, looking dapper in plaid pants and shoulder-length blond curls , Cohen exuberantly...

  • Note to boycotters: Israel is not a thief

    By David Suissa

    July 3, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    There is an obvious way to respond to author Alice Walker’s refusal to allow her novel “The Color Purple” to be translated into Hebrew. In case you missed it, Walker accused Israel of being “guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and...

  • Walker refuses to authorize Hebrew ‘Color Purple’

    June 18, 2012 | 3:00 pm

    The author of the “Color Purple” refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israel’s “Apartheid state.”

    In a June 9 letter to Yedioth Books, Alice Walker said she would not allow the publication of the book into Hebrew...

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  • ‘Purple’ actress cherishes her own colorful history

    By Tom Tugend

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It's not unusual for an actress to assume a professional name, but it was quite a stretch for the daughter of Haya Kapelovitch and granddaughter of Sofia Katz to become Stephanie St. James and star in the African American cast of "The Color Purple."

    St. James has the role of Squeak,...