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  • Sundance special report

    By Dikla Kadosh

    January 31, 2008 | 11:28 am

    AARON KEMP REPORTS FROM THE 2008 SUNDANCE FILM FESITVAL:

    What causes 50,000 movers, shakers and professional party hoppers to briefly descend on the tiny town of Park City, Utah (Pop 7,000) for just over a week every year?  The greatest 10 day long party, artistic, cultural and... read on

  • A hot cup of book soup

    By Dikla Kadosh

    January 30, 2008 | 11:36 am

    If you’ve never heard of Book Soup, you’re missing out on a true Los Angeles gem. The quaint Sunset Strip bookstore is lined with books from floor to ceiling and its narrow walkways and warm lighting give the store an intimate feeling that Barnes and Noble is sorely missing.

    Book... read on

  • Blog b’ivrit!

    By Dikla Kadosh

    January 29, 2008 | 12:45 pm

    Blogger recently announced that it is now available in three more languages: Arabic, Hebrew and Persian.

    This is a significant development, say the minds behind the blogging site:

    “Supporting these languages is a huge milestone for us because — unlike the other 37 languages... read on

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  • Snaps from Sundance

    By Dikla Kadosh

    January 28, 2008 | 2:57 pm

    Aaron Kemp, the founder of Aaron’s Tent and JCafeLA, was tracking down the Jewish angles in Park City, Utah this past week at the Sundance Film Festival. Here’s a pictorial sneak peak at Aaron’s first guest blogging gig with The Calendar Girls:

    “The photo is with Jacqueline Bisset,... read on

  • Chinese New Year less than spectacular

    By Dikla Kadosh

    January 24, 2008 | 5:56 pm

    I recently wrote a cover story for our Arts in LA quarterly publication about an Israeli who hosts a Chinese performing arts show, so naturally, when the show came to the brand new Nokia Theatre in downtown, I requested tickets.

    From the website’s descriptions and all the press... read on

  • Lots of Oscar noms for Jewish filmmakers

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 22, 2008 | 12:40 pm

    The Jewish tradition is famously hot on storytelling, which means it comes as no surprise that five Jewish film directors were nominated for Oscars during this morning’s 80th Annual Academy Award nominations telecast. Four received Best Director nominations and the fifth saw his film... read on

  • “Beaufort” advances in Oscar race

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 16, 2008 | 12:31 pm

    Beaufort,” the Israeli indie film about the last military outpost to leave Lebanon is one step closer to an Oscar nomination. Ah, the sweet smell of success after an altercation with The Band’s Visit over who would represent Israel as its official submission may have soured some... read on

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