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

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

Hannah Poltorak, Staff Writer

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Written in 430 B.C.E. by Sophocles, the Greek tragedy Antigone might be expected to be outdated.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 will prove relevant to its audience, with complex family feuds, rebellious teenagers and intense twisted turns of plot. In fact, cast members say it ...

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

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

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Arts and Culture Editor

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 them together is the life of an unknown yet pivotal cultural figure who pioneered a modern vision of California’s neighbor to the south. That fig...

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

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

Hannah Jannol, Editor-in-Chief

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 punchline. But in the first episode of Season Four of Broad City, Judaism was finally not the punchline, but the substance of the season’s debut episode....

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 of Jewish culture, virtues and life. As you might expect from its name, the gallery weaves together several strands of Jewish creative energy, also ...

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

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Arts and Culture Editor

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’

Nomi Willis, Staff Writer

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

Hannah Jannol, Community Editor

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

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Staff Writer

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

Lucy Fried, Arts & Culture Editor

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 school year for a new CD that will go on sale after the chagim. The 30-voice a capella group recorded twice, once at music producer Ami Kozak’s home stu...

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

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

Eva Suissa, Staff Columnist

October 6, 2016

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

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