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NEON: Lenny’s bright sign can be seen -- and noticed -- from down Pico Boulevard.

Lenny’s Casita fills an L.A. kosher food gap

By Avi Litvak, Staff Writer May 12, 2022

When Mexikosher closed three years ago, it was a dagger into the taco-loving heart of LA Jews who longed for a kosher Mexican spot. Now, Lenny’s Casita, which opened in 2020,  is greater than Mexikosher...

Image of band rehearsing in Shalhevet basement

Born in quarantine jam sessions, Shalhevet band plans second performance on Purim

By Keren Tizabi, 9th grade March 14, 2022

When Dean of Students Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg asked whether they could perform at the school Chanukah party, members of the school’s new band hadn’t given it a name yet and had only recently received...

WALL: In the Stories of Cinema exhibit, videos of Oscar acceptance speeches play one by one. Steven Spielberg’s speech when he won Best Director for Schindler’s List is the museum’s only mention of him.

At the Academy Museum, Jews are missing from the world of Motion Pictures. Here’s a look at what’s left out.

By Olivia Fishman, Arts & Culture Editor February 4, 2022

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures displays and discusses artists of many races, religions, ethnicities, and causes, and their respective roles in the world of cinema. But Jews – who many consider...

Food from Melrose Bite; burger with fries in forefront, mango habanero chicken wings and sauces in background

Sweet, crunchy and kosher, Melrose Bite finds a trendy combo

By Olivia Fishman, Arts & Culture Editor January 4, 2022

Fried chicken sandwiches are trending, and the kosher world is part of the trend. Melrose Bite, recently rebranded from a dairy-and-vegan restaurant to a fried chicken and wings spot, just might satisfy...

RELEVANT: Contestants in ‘Squid Game’ wear green or pink uniforms, which South Korean demonstrators now wear to protest against low wages and other problems in their country’s economic system.

Squid Game, worldwide hit, raises radical questions about choice, death and squalor

By Elliot Serure, Staff Writer December 6, 2021

Boom. A bullet knocks a man dead, another falls, then another. They lost the game – a simple childhood game of red light-green light, with a ghoulish twist of reality.  Although Netflix’s new TV...

The cover of the album ‘Flower Boy’ by Tyler the Creator.

MY LIFE IN A SONG: A friend in the wild

By Avi Litvak, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

My mom told me that wearing headphones on a hike was likely not a great idea, nor was hiking alone for that matter. But our family trip to Yosemite coincided with a personal musical renaissance I was having...

ART: Ms. Salem’s art room was ”a safe space for students to express themselves and create art,” according to Drama teacher Ms. Emily Chase. Above, she works with then-junior Sophie Handelman in 2019.

Roen Salem, head of art department and longest serving faculty member, retires for health reasons

By Benjamin Gamson, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2021

UPDATE DEC. 29: Roen Salem, who taught art and AP studio art from the school's founding in 1995 until retiring in October for health reasons, has passed away, Head of School Rabbi Block announced this...

READY: Appearing finished on Sept. 13, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is at the northeast corner of Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, just two blocks north of school. Its eye-catching, multi-story sphere is just behind the main building, visible from Fairfax and also from LACMA to the east.

Vacation plan: How about a museum?

By Olivia Fishman, Arts & Culture Editor September 17, 2021

LA museums are open, and if you’re willing to wear a mask, you can see LACMA, the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Getty Center and more and enjoy a change of scenery over the upcoming holiday break. Los...

REBIRTH: A screenshot of the music video for Kanye Wests song Come To Life, one of many songs on the theme of redemption in his new album, Donda.

Worth the wait, Kanye West’s Donda shares every sort of emotion

By Noah Masliah, 12th Grade September 17, 2021

Kayne West’s Donda is a tribute to his mother and best friend, Donda West, who died after surgery in 2007, so he wanted this album to be special. That meant leaving no room for error, which caused...

OUTSIDE: Dallas Corn, Gitty Rav-Noy and Natalie Harkham created a scene involving a married couple, performed on the parking lot stairs.

Shalhevet Drama triumphs over Covid with live scenes set throughout the school

By Eli Weiss, Arts and Culture Editor June 15, 2021

Gitty Rav-Noy and Dallas Corn were arguing on the outdoor stairwell at school. Except it wasn’t “school,” and it wasn’t actually Gitty and Dallas arguing -- it was Veronica, a social media influencer,...

PROTAGONIST: Played by John David Washington, Tenet’s main character travels backwards and forwards through time trying to save the universe in Christopher Nolans latest film.

Despite faults, ‘Tenet’ is a time-bending thriller that will leave you thinking

By Elliot Serure, 10th Grade May 21, 2021

Writer-director Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited Tenet was supposed to save the film industry. Prior to Covid, movie theatre attendance was already falling with increased availability of streaming services...

RETROSPECT: In his 39th studio album, Dylan uses historical themes to show where we are now.

In ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways,’ Bob Dylan looks back to see the present

By Eli Weiss, Digital Media Editor March 19, 2021

Even after a nearly 60-year career of songs covering everything from love to race to politics to death and so much more, Bob Dylan does not fail to deliver a simultaneously timely and timeless collection...

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