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Crossover event brings art fans to concert and music fans to student art show

Crossover event brings art fans to concert and music fans to student art show

Jolie Wineburgh, Arts and Culture Editor 

February 25, 2020

The familiar smell of latkes swirled through the air as guests were welcomed into an evening of collaboration between Shalhevet’s choir and Visual Arts department Dec. 18. The two-in-one event -- a student art show at 4:45 p.m. and the Choirhawks’ “Back from the Bay” Hanukkah concert at 5:45...

LIVE BLOG: The Oscars with Zach Helfand and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks

LIVE BLOG: The Oscars with Zach Helfand and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks and Zach Helfand

February 9, 2020

This page is being updated throughout the Oscars awards ceremony by Opinion Editor Zach Helfand and Editor-in-Chief Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks. Click here to read short reviews of the eight movies nominated in the Best Picture category of this year’s Academy Awards. ...

The Nine: Short reviews of the 2020 Best Picture nominees

The Nine: Short reviews of the 2020 Best Picture nominees

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Molly Litvak, Zach Helfand, Nicholas Fields, and Jolie Wineburgh

February 9, 2020

Below are short reviews of all nine movies nominated in the Best Picture category of this year’s Academy Awards, by Boiling Point editors. Winners will be announced this Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood at an awards show that will, like last year uncharacteristically have no one...

New play explores trauma’s impact across generations and cultures

New play explores trauma’s impact across generations and cultures

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief

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 theater teacher Ms. Emily Chase, is firmly a play which deals with the subject of the Holocaust, but is it not merely another piece of Jewish Holocau...

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

Yishai Thau, Staff Writer

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 artists try over and over again to recreate it in books, movies, television, plays -- most of the time to no avail. Rarely is a director ever able ...

Jojo Rabbit: Sparks of love in a world of hate

Jojo Rabbit:  Sparks of love in a world of hate

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief

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. Yet in Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, that is just what an audience member will take part in. One of the more bizarre premises in recent movie ...

NEW LACMA: Designing the shape of the future

NEW LACMA: Designing the shape of the future

Jolie Wineburgh and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks

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 process that starts with the demolition of four e buildings and culminates in the opening of a brand-new, single building stretched out on a much larger site....

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’

Molly Litvak, Community Editor

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 violent scenes is hard to achieve, especially while aiming to maintain a well-written script. Quentin Tarantino’s newest masterpiece makes this...

Roen is back!

Roen is back!

Sam Rubanowitz, Outside News Editor

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 students. It was the first day of the school year, when veteran teachers, new teachers, and other staff march through up the center aisle to loud mus...

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

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

Yishai Thau, Staff Writer

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 of an adult, what would happen?   What if a child had the size and strength of an adult, but not the mind? To take that a step further, what...

Famous choreographer brings professional experience to new dance club

Famous choreographer brings professional experience to new dance club

Jolie Wineburgh, Staff Writer

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, each member of the new Shalhevet dance club got a chance in the spotlight, as a professionally videographed and choreographed dance was recorded May 9 in the...

Connecting the disconnected in ‘Technical Difficulties’

Connecting the disconnected in ‘Technical Difficulties’

Lucy Fried, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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 are tested or strengthened by games and technology. From the dark side of computer spying to being outdoors sans cellphone service or see-s...

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