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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...

REVIEW: In ‘Ladybird,’ a teenager finds clarity in an old genre made new

REVIEW: In ‘Ladybird,’ a teenager finds clarity in an old genre made new

February 26, 2018

imdb.com The classic coming-of-age story, known as abildungsroman, has been written and rewritten throughout history, its name coined in the late 18th ...

Student show reflected feminism through modest fashion

Student show reflected feminism through modest fashion

February 23, 2018

This year’s fashion show had two major stars: modest clothing and a feminist theme. These two highlights may seem contradictory: asking women to cover up is viewed in many feminist circles to be anti-woman, and a fashion show might not seem like the place to showcase feminist values.

From schools to market, Choirhawks share a capella in Seattle

From schools to market, Choirhawks share a capella in Seattle

February 12, 2018

Twenty-five teenagers are wandering around the famous Pike Place Market in Seattle, indistinguishable from the rest of the crowd that is chatting, lau...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The VINZ: Groundbreaking or grotesque?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The VINZ: Groundbreaking or grotesque?

January 31, 2018

  Innovative: The VINZ takes brave architectural steps Frank Gehry, the world-renowned architect and visionary famous for Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown and th...

Senior AP Art student helps teach Comp and Design class, inspiring sophomores

Senior AP Art student helps teach Comp and Design class, inspiring sophomores

January 13, 2018

Before Sydney Gross starts drawing a face for her class, she asks the students what they have the most trouble with in art.

With ‘Antigone,’ theater department hopes to make Ancient Greece seem modern

With ‘Antigone,’ theater department hopes to make Ancient Greece seem modern

January 2, 2018

Written in 430 B.C.E. by Sophocles, the Greek tragedy Antigone might be expected to be outdated. But Shalhevet’s theater department believes that it w...

VIDEO: Choirhawk’s flash mob in Pike Place Market in Seattle

December 17, 2017

Choirhawks flash mob “All of Me” by John Legend in Seattle’s Pike Place Market this morning on the final day of their 2017 Chanukah performance tour.

At the Skirball, a writer’s tale is told in art

At the Skirball, a writer’s tale is told in art

November 1, 2017

Walls of the Skirball Cultural Center are lined with works by 35 of the most important and famous artists in post-revolutionary Mexico. But what holds...

REVIEW: Sliding doors, sliding stereotypes in Season 4 premiere of ‘Broad City’

REVIEW: Sliding doors, sliding stereotypes in Season 4 premiere of ‘Broad City’

September 18, 2017

It’s nothing new in Hollywood for Jews or Jewish culture to be the object of comedy, as in bar mitzvahs or men wearing peyot used as a demeaning punch...

Through difficult times, music has accompanied Natalie Dahan

Through difficult times, music has accompanied Natalie Dahan

September 5, 2017

It’s impossible to find the right words to say. All I can do right now is tell myself I’ll be okay.  “Impossible” is a song that alumna Natalie Dahan wrote to help her overcome the rough patches in her life through the musical career she has embarked upon -- not that it’s her real career though.

Strands of Jewish culture wind together at The Braid

Strands of Jewish culture wind together at The Braid

April 25, 2017

By Tobey Lee, Staff Writer Located in a small business park in Santa Monica, the Braid is an art gallery that contains just eight works of art on topics...