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Eli Broad: Rags-to-riches philanthropist

Eli Broad: Rags-to-riches philanthropist

Hannah Jannol, Staff Writer

October 18, 2015

The new Broad Museum is not the Broads’ first contribution to the arts and probably won't be the last. According to Forbes, Eli Broad is among the 200 most wealthy people in the US.. With millions earned heading two Fortune 500 companies, he has created his own foundation while also generously s...

Hebrew letters on L.A. walls bring color to street scenes

Hebrew letters on L.A. walls bring color to street scenes

Mati Davis, Arts & Culture Editor

September 16, 2015

What does a medieval illuminated manuscript have to do with modern street art?

‘Insurgent’ a ho-hum run through Hollywood’s best green

‘Insurgent’ a ho-hum run through Hollywood’s best green

Mati Davis, Arts & Culture Editor

May 4, 2015

Shailene Woodley, playing a woman on the run, looks the leader of the government in the eye, runs at her, crashes through a glass window and suddenly the building  around her explodes into tiny fragments as she falls onto the concrete 1,000 feet below — and lives. Though visually exciting, Insurgent, ...

Unity meets competition as girls’ choirs sing at YULA

Unity meets competition as girls’ choirs sing at YULA

Maayan Waldman, Opinion Editor

May 3, 2015

In an emotional performance that broke new ground for the group, the Lady Choirhawks took second place at the second annual “Neima: Sing It Forward” girls choir competition, sponsored by YULA Girls High School. The evening combined unity with competitiveness, as girls from the different schools hugg...

No stage? No problem: Drama invites audience to be flies on the wall at ‘Bart’s Birthday Bash’

No stage?  No problem:  Drama invites audience to be flies on the wall at ‘Bart’s Birthday Bash’

Maayan Waldman, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2015

Traditional theaters, it seems, are too mainstream for Shalhevet Drama. In lieu of renting out a theater space as it did last fall for its mainstage production of 'Biloxi Blues,' the department will present its annual student-written One-Acts inside a private home in Beverly Hills.

Exodus movie echoes Prince of Egypt, not Bible

Exodus movie echoes Prince of Egypt, not Bible

February 25, 2015

By Mati Hurwtiz, Sports Editor The new film Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale, begins with Prince Ramses and his brother, Moses, returning from Egyptian battle against the Hittites. Both Moses and Ramses are princes and sons of Pharoah. As in The Prince of Egypt story, Pharoah dies an...

Actors bring complexity to comedy in ‘Biloxi Blues’

Actors bring complexity to comedy in ‘Biloxi Blues’

Maayan Waldman, Arts and Culture Editor

January 8, 2015

In the dead of the night, a group of soldiers gazes mournfully at their comrade who is soon to be punished after being caught engaging in homosexual acts, and now changes into his army uniform, one piece at a time. This was just one of many affecting scenes in Shalhevet Drama’s fall main stag...

‘Boxtrolls’ is an existential fantasy, set in clay

‘Boxtrolls’  is an existential fantasy, set in clay

Eitan Schramm, 11th Grade

December 2, 2014

The BoxTrolls is a 3D stop-motion film directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi. Set in -- and under-- the fictional town of Cheesebridge, a town dedicated to the consumption of cheeses, its plot is original, sweet, thought-provoking and imaginatively eventful and even promotes family values. ...

‘Boxtrolls’ is an existential fantasy, set in clay

‘Boxtrolls’  is an existential fantasy, set in clay

November 23, 2014

By Eitan Schramm, 11th grade The BoxTrolls is a 3D stop-motion film directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi. Set in -- and under-- the fictional town of Cheesebridge, a town dedicated to the consumption of cheeses, its plot is original, sweet, thought-provoking and imaginatively eventful and ...

Hollywood at LACMA: When clothes are so much more than clothes

Hollywood at LACMA: When clothes are so much more than clothes

November 13, 2014

By Goldie Fields, Executive Editor Anyone who loves fashion, movies or the glamour and glitz of Hollywood will appreciate Hollywood Costume, an exciting multi-media exhibit exploring the pivotal role of costume design in cinematic storytelling. Featuring more than150 of the most iconic costumes...

Love your body? Fashion show in Brentwood Sunday will say you should

Love your body?  Fashion show in Brentwood Sunday will say you should

Maayan Waldman, Arts & Culture Editor

November 1, 2014

“A woman should be able to look great any size she is,” said Ms. Karen Halaszi, who owns the Karen Michelle Boutique on Robertson Boulevard. That’s the motto of the second annual “Love Your Body Fashion Show,” an LA based non-profit event for women, set for the Luxe Hotel Nov. 2. Funds raised...

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