The Boiling Point

In ‘I Am Not Your Negro,’ words of James Baldwin describe the past to illuminate the present

In ‘I Am Not Your Negro,’ words of James Baldwin describe the past to illuminate the present

April 13, 2017

I Am Not Your Negro is a documentary film focusing on the views of acclaimed writer James Baldwin, 1924 - 1987, using his treatise, unfinished at his death, titled Remember This House. The book was aimed at explaining the struggles of black Americans using the lives of three of his friends, Martin Luther King, Malcom X and Medgar Evers, three major civil rights activist who were assassinated.

Feeling distant and close in ‘Almost, Maine’

Feeling distant and close in ‘Almost, Maine’

December 8, 2016

Enveloped in an awkward silence, Amin Lari and Neima Fax sit in character on a wooden bench together. Their stage characters, Pete and Ginette, have just exchanged their first “I love you”s, and Pete begins to describe people's’ relationships to one another using a snowball as a model of the earth. When sitting next to someone, you can say you are either the closest or the farthest from them, depending on which way around the snowball you measure.

‘Edge of 17’ breaks ground but is not groundbreaking

‘Edge of 17’ breaks ground but is not groundbreaking

December 5, 2016

The New York Times said it took teenage movies to a “higher place.” Time Magazine applauded how perceptively it “dealt with teenage sex, and maybe even with sex in general.” And the Atlantic called it an “instant teen classic.”

‘Denial’ maps a journey through lies on the road to truth

‘Denial’ maps a journey through lies on the road to truth

November 28, 2016

“No holes, no Holocaust,” shout newspaper headlines that historian Deborah Lipstadt reads as she jogs through the streets of London. Reading the specious phrase, she stumbles. It is clear that she grasps how easily a well-phrased opinion can replace history.

John Lennon was here: Choir records new CD in famous studio in Hollywood

John Lennon was here: Choir records new CD in famous studio in Hollywood

November 2, 2016

In a Hollywood studio that has hosted a multitude of celebrity musicians, the Choirhawks recently recorded several of their songs from the 2015-16 schoo...

‘Gotham’ star and sophomore, David Mazouz, balances stardom with studies

‘Gotham’ star and sophomore, David Mazouz, balances stardom with studies

October 6, 2016

Last year Shalhevet welcomed a superstar into its family — then freshman, now sophomore, David Mazouz.

With lights twinkling, photo club holds first show

With lights twinkling, photo club holds first show

June 28, 2016

Shalhevet’s Photography Club held its first-ever exhibition and auction last month in the Wildfire Theater, displaying members’ favorite works in soft lighting against a black backdrop.

At neighborhood shops, thrift with a Jewish twist

At neighborhood shops, thrift with a Jewish twist

June 21, 2016

Walk into the Council Thrift Shop on Fairfax Avenue and you’ll see studded belts, colorful coats and blue jeans. But unlike the average thrift store, you’ll also see menorahs and dreidels.

In Israeli TV hit ‘Shtisel,’ black-hatted world of Mea Shearim is full of individuals, some familiar

In Israeli TV hit ‘Shtisel,’ black-hatted world of Mea Shearim is full of individuals, some familiar

May 31, 2016

A hand flips through the pages of a Talmud that looks similar to the Lahav Gemara readers used at Shalhevet. As large fingers turn through the book, pencil sketches of a pig and a boy become visible at the bottom corners of the pages. These drawings, done by a child perhaps 8 years old, in most worlds would draw a chuckle or some praise.

For AP Art student, hours of work devoted to seeing

For AP Art student, hours of work devoted to seeing

May 16, 2016

On a canvas is a girl in a vivid blue shirt holding a glass of water. She looks through the glass, the water magnifying her face. “Baby, I’d Call That Half Full”—the title-- is senior Avivah Paskowitz’s favorite of her many paintings.

No music, but spring Drama offers a humorous look at the past

No music, but spring Drama offers a humorous look at the past

April 19, 2016

Shalhevet Drama’s spring performance last week was unexpected in many ways.  The troupe performed the 1897 comedy Caught with his Tran...