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Last week, when Rahm Emanuel was appointed Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff, interest in his brother, Hollywood ‘superagent’ Ari Emanuel, surged. I spoke with Aaron Sorkin, one of Emanuel’s most loyal clients and creator of “The West Wing” from his nest at the Four Seasons in New York....
March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm
March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm
Israel according to Hollywood:
Click the BIG ARROW for the trailer from "Exodus" (1960)
The two greatest Jewish inventions of the 20th century are, to my mind at least, Hollywood and Israel. Jews founded Hollywood to help the world escape reality; they founded Israel to help Jews...
February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm'Mud' Wins at Sundance
Two Israeli films taking critical looks at the Jewish state's society and institutions have won major prizes at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival at Park City, Utah.
"Sweet Mud," or "Adama Meshugaat" in Hebrew, a top-grossing film in Israel, follows a...
November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm
November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pmWith fall comes the annual harvest of books (and authors) to hit town for Jewish Book Month, Nov. 15-Dec. 16, with fare ranging from politics to social commentary to humorous memoir. The autumnal visitors will include David Mamet at the Central Library, Harry Shearer at Temple Beth...
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Saturday, November 19
Keshet Chaim Dancers and the Idan Raichel Project come together tonight to raise funds for some 20,000 Ethiopian Jews awaiting immigration to Israel. Raichel hasn't made it to L.A. since last February, so this one-night-only concert might be your only chance...
April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm
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"The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life" (Random House, $25.95).
Lev Nussimbaum lived as though life were theater, inventing an identity, dressing the part, shifting scenes, seeking audiences everywhere. He thought he could keep rewriting the...
August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Chug on down to the Getty today or tomorrow, as they present Sharon Katz and the Peace Train as part of their Garden Concerts for Kids series. The Grammy-nominated South African ensemble gives a family-oriented performance of jazz-/folk-/rock-infused African music and...
July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm
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The 2000 book "Best Lesbian Erotica" includes Jewish writer Joan Nestle's short story and its provocative, leave-nothing-to-the-imagination title referencing sex with World War II pinup Rita Hayworth.
"Desire and passion are a very big part of my life. I am a Jewish woman and I...
June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm
You know that harmless-looking body part inside your mouth? The tongue? It sure looks nice enough, but it gets a lot of Israelites into trouble in this week's parsha. Do you remember getting a present and then complaining it wasn't enough? Not the right video game; not the kind of...
March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
"Welcome to Heavenly Heights" by Risa Miller (St. Martin's Press, $23.95).
Many writers have imagined the Jewish immigrant experience, setting their novels and short stories on the Lower East Side and places like that, where newcomers can forge their way to become Americans. Risa...
August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm
In between schmoozing with kids for his acclaimed Fairfax High documentary "Senior Year" in 1998, filmmaker David Zeiger hung out with the funny old guys who did lunch with his dad on Tuesdays at the Mulholland Tennis Club.
The result is his new doc, "Funny Old Guys," which captures...
February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm
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August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Middle-aged, mild-mannered Barney Cashman craves excitement in the form of an extramarital affair. Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" follows this bumbling protagonist as he attempts to seduce three women, including his wife's best friend, in his mother's...
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October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pmIt is remarkable how many great Jewish American writers first came to the public's attention through a volume of short stories.
Philip Roth's first book was "Goodbye, Columbus." Allegra Goodman's was "Total Immersion." Earlier this year, Nathan Englander published "For the Relief for...
Obama warns Russia against intervention in Ukraine
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