The Boiling Point

Connecting the disconnected in ‘Technical Difficulties’

Connecting the disconnected in ‘Technical Difficulties’

May 7, 2019

With an overarching title of Technical Difficulties, the seven original plays in this year’s One-acts Festival all explored the way that human relationships ar...

Not just her initials: Skirball exhibit explains why RBG is ‘notorious’

Not just her initials: Skirball exhibit explains why RBG is ‘notorious’

March 5, 2019

When considering the achievements of history’s greatest social reformers, it’s easy to say that they were simply destined to achieve greatness and ch...

Amos Oz, father of Israeli fiction, dies at 79

Amos Oz, father of Israeli fiction, dies at 79

March 1, 2019

“When I was little, my ambition was to grow up to be a book. Not a writer,” Amos Oz wrote in A Tale of Love and Darkness. “People can be killed...

LIVE BLOG: The Oscars with Nicholas Fields and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks

LIVE BLOG: The Oscars with Nicholas Fields and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks

February 24, 2019

This page is being updated throughout the Oscars awards ceremony by BP Lifestyles Editor Nicholas and Features Editor Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks. Cli...

The Eight: Short reviews of the 2019 Best Picture nominees

The Eight: Short reviews of the 2019 Best Picture nominees

February 24, 2019

Below are short reviews of all eight movies nominated in the Best Picture category of this year’s Academy Awards. They were compiled by Acting Arts ...

Concert breaks new ground for Choirhawks with music written or arranged by students

January 14, 2019

Among the 15 songs performed by the Choirhawks at their annual Chanukah concert last month were two that represented milestones for the group: the first writ...

South Korean boy band BTS speaks for – and to – a generation

South Korean boy band BTS speaks for – and to – a generation

November 18, 2018

Role models are necessary in the chaos of our everyday lives, a stool we step on to constantly reassure ourselves of success and happiness. But what does...

‘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...