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‘The Foreigner’

By Tom Tugend

2 weeks ago

Brian Graves and Nan Tepper bring down the house in Larry Shue's comedy "The Foreigner," playing through April 27 at the Crown City Theatre in North Hollywood. For information and tickets, phone (818) 605-5685 or visit www.crowncitythatre.com

  • Ambassador’s talk has unexpected fallout

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 24, 2014 | 7:14 pm

    The United States firmly opposes any boycotts of Israeli institutions and products “as disruptive of the peace process,” Ambassador Samantha Power, the permanent U.S. representative to the United Nations, declared Sunday evening (2/23) at UCLA.

    Power also spoke out against the... read on

  • You don’t want to rile these rabbis

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 15, 2014 | 6:24 pm

    By Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor
    It is generally not judicious to quarrel with an Orthodox rabbi over scriptural interpretations, but these days it is just as inadvisable to get into a physical altercation with a bearded black hat.
    Cases in point are two American rabbis, both... read on

  • You don’t want to rile these rabbis

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 15, 2014 | 6:24 pm

    It is generally not judicious to quarrel with an Orthodox rabbi over scriptural interpretations, but these days it is just as inadvisable to get into a physical altercation with a bearded black hat.

    Cases in point are two American rabbis, both Orthodox, who are currently in the... read on

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  • Filming with Maximilian Schell

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 2, 2014 | 12:50 pm

    The death of actor Maximilian Schell on Feb. 1 reminded me of our week together in 1959 during the shooting of the Playhouse 90 television version of “Judgment at Nuremberg.”

    By some fluke – I had never acted before or have since – I was asked to take on the modest role of court... read on

  • Israel out, Palestinians in Oscar race

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 20, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    Israel is out and Palestine is in the Oscar race, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday (12/20) announced nine semi-finalists in the best foreign-language film category.

    Both Israel’s entry, “Bethlehem” and the Palestinian “Omar” reflect the intensity of... read on

  • Oy! ‘The Muslims Are Coming’ to your town

    By Tom Tugend

    September 12, 2013 | 11:35 am

    The Muslims Are Coming to your town, led by two stand-up comedians wielding the traditional weapons of America’s ethnic minorities.
     
    The two Muslim-American comics tell jokes, play off their negative stereotypes and parade around with signs asking passersby to “Hug a Muslim.”
    ... read on
  • ‘Hannah Arendt’ — the thinking person’s action film

    By  Tom Tugend

    June 2, 2013 | 12:05 am

    Movie mavens may have to come up with a new genre to classify “Hannah Arendt.”

    It is an action film, as New York Times critic A.O. Scott suggests, but one in which the protagonists fight with ideas, theories and interpretations on a battle field where a questionable hypothesis... read on

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Tom is a contributing editor for the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles and the West Coast correspondent for the Jerusalem Post in Israel, Jewish Chronicle in Britain, and...

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