The Boiling Point

‘Radium Girls’ playwright meets Shalhevet actors via Skype

‘Radium Girls’ playwright meets Shalhevet actors via Skype

November 12, 2018

“Plays aren’t written,” said the woman on the TV screen in the Wildfire Theater Oct. 18. “They are crafted.” The author and playwright...

Looking at refugees through a wider lens in ‘Dalya’s Other Country’

Looking at refugees through a wider lens in ‘Dalya’s Other Country’

October 29, 2018

In 2018, it seems people only are urged to help to others who are in extreme conditions. The word “refugee” evokes images of desperately malnouris...

Beloved by many, Jewish rapper will be remembered

Beloved by many, Jewish rapper will be remembered

September 20, 2018

This story won a Best of SNO award. “Overdosing is just not cool,” said the rapper Mac Miller in 2016, describing his battle with addict...

Heartfelt and funny, cultures clash in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Heartfelt and funny, cultures clash in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

September 13, 2018

This story won a Best of SNO award. Hollywood has seen shake-ups recently of some of its most formulaic film genres when the element of race is int...

Skirball’s ‘Visions and Values’ exhibit is a journey through all of Jewry across all of time

Skirball’s ‘Visions and Values’ exhibit is a journey through all of Jewry across all of time

May 17, 2018

It should not have been surprising to find each room opening onto another at an exhibit that promised to cover the span of all of Jewish history, culture...

Music room finally sounds like one

Music room finally sounds like one

May 14, 2018

After three years in the new building, classroom 308 -- the Jonny and Brigitte Schoen Music Room -- has finally been reconstituted into a proper p...

Modern-day issues, captivating scenes in Drama’s ‘The 10 Plagues’

Modern-day issues, captivating scenes in Drama’s ‘The 10 Plagues’

April 30, 2018

An adolescent frog recites a sonnet about wanting to sing to wild frogs, away from her pet shop tank. The idea of the exodus as a tale of escape f...

Gathered on the roof, students become a giant choir to celebrate Israeli Independence Day

Gathered on the roof, students become a giant choir to celebrate Israeli Independence Day

April 22, 2018

In under an hour on a sunny Yom Ha'atzmaut morning, choir teacher Mrs. Joelle Keene was able to turn an unorganized gathering of 140 students into a full-on...

Rabbi Bouskila’s journey comes together on stage in ‘The Chosen.’

Rabbi Bouskila’s journey comes together on stage in ‘The Chosen.’

March 24, 2018

When Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi Daniel Bouskila was 12 years old, he aspired to be an actor. With a father in the entertainment industry as a wardrobe...

REVIEW: With cast and plot, ‘Black Panther’ leaps over Hollywood barriers

REVIEW: With cast and plot, ‘Black Panther’ leaps over Hollywood barriers

March 5, 2018

The world has seen many superhero movies. Black Panther is much more. The 18th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- a series of movies based on Marvel comic ...

LIVE BLOG: The Oscars with Sadie Toczek and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks

LIVE BLOG: The Oscars with Sadie Toczek and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks

March 4, 2018

This page is being updated throughout the Oscars awards ceremony by BP Lifestyles Editor Sadie Toczek and Features Editor Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz B...

THE NINE: Short reviews of the 2018 Best Picture nominees

THE NINE: Short reviews of the 2018 Best Picture nominees

March 2, 2018

  Below are short reviews of all nine movies nominated in the Best Picture category of this year's Academy Awards by BP Features Editor Jacob Joseph Lef...