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New play explores trauma’s impact across generations and cultures

New play explores trauma’s impact across generations and cultures

January 8, 2020

The Holocaust is arguably the most common subject and setting of Jewish art. Eight Nights, written by Jennifer Maisel and directed by Shalhevet’s own thea...

Murder mystery ‘The Real Inspector Hound’ uses satire to show the real value of theater

Murder mystery ‘The Real Inspector Hound’ uses satire to show the real value of theater

January 2, 2020

In a good thriller mystery, you expect to hear gasps at the climax of the story. That one moment of pure surprise is so revered in mystery storytelling that ...

Jojo Rabbit:  Sparks of love in a world of hate

Jojo Rabbit: Sparks of love in a world of hate

December 15, 2019

After sitting through an opening scene featuring at least 10 “Heil Hitler”’s, few would expect a film that evokes uncontrollable laughter and tears....

NEW LACMA: Designing the shape of the future

NEW LACMA: Designing the shape of the future

November 7, 2019

Just two blocks north and one block east of Shalhevet, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is about to begin a four-year, $650-million proces...

REVIEW: Making violence funny in Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

REVIEW: Making violence funny in Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

October 13, 2019

Comic relief is a popular way of alleviating pain or lightening the intensity of violence in films. But generating laughter while displaying gruesome and...

Roen is back!

Roen is back!

September 15, 2019

To the theme song of the Chicago Bulls, Mrs. Roen Salem walked among the Shalhevet staff to the front of the gym Aug. 28, welcomed by clapping and cheering stude...

‘Shazam’ spins a superhero fantasy into an appreciation of chosen families

‘Shazam’ spins a superhero fantasy into an appreciation of chosen families

May 29, 2019

Kids feel less important than adults. Kids are shorter, not as strong, and not as powerful. If a kid were suddenly given all the size, strength and power...

Famous choreographer brings professional experience to new dance club

Famous choreographer brings professional experience to new dance club

May 26, 2019

Technicolored lights illuminated the dancers, as one by one each was absorbed in the whirlwind of a new experience. Soon after warming up and practicing...

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...