The Boiling Point

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 3, 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Written in 430 B.C.E. by Sophocles, the Greek tragedy Antigone might be expected to be outdated.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...

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.