The Boiling Point

SUMMER OF WAR: Hollywood, too, was divided

SUMMER OF WAR: Hollywood, too, was divided

Alec Fields, Staff Writer

September 18, 2014

Just as the war in Gaza had a polarizing effect on the world at large, so did it divide Hollywood.  While some celebritiestweeted solidarity with the plight of Palestinians, others advocated for Israel’s right to defend itself in the face of Hamas’ terrorist attacks. Support for both sides in the 5...

A win for the Choirhawks on a night of harmony

A win for the Choirhawks on a night of harmony

June 15, 2014

YULA’s girls-only “Neima: Sing It Forward” competition used song to raise funds for Tomchei Shabbos By Tamar Willis, Editor-in-Chief The Choirhawks took home first place at the first-ever “Neima: Sing It Forward” a capella competition on April 30—and they only competed with eight of...

A day in the gardens is just a drive away

A day in the gardens is just a drive away

Rose Lipner, Arts & Culture Editor

June 9, 2014

A sunny spring Sunday is the perfect time to catch up on your Netflix shows, right? Wrong. Instead, take the drive up to Huntington Museum and Botanical Garden to soak up the sun and experience culture. Located in San Marino, the Huntington Museum and Botanical Garden is a vibrant place to discover...

Drama puts dark twist on today’s technology

Drama puts dark twist on today’s technology

Rose Lipner, Arts & Culture Editor

May 19, 2014

In an era of high-tech television and computers, it can be tough to connect to the real world. #disCONNECTED is this spring’s one-act drama production, written and performed by Shalhevet students. With the help of their playwriting teacher Rachel Feldman—a television director and screenwriter—the cast c...

Food, fun and fashion at the flea market

Food, fun and fashion at the flea market

Rose Lipner, Arts & Culture Editor

March 16, 2014

If you’re interested in spiffing up your wardrobe, revamping your room or even just people-watching, then you might want to head to a flea market for bargains and entertainment. Just outside the bubble -- that is, outside the Westside religious neighborhoods where most of us live — lies the Melro...

Birthday for a dress: LACMA celebrates the ‘wrap’

Birthday for a dress: LACMA celebrates the ‘wrap’

Goldie Fields, Managing Editor

March 9, 2014

Turning 40 is always a milestone, but for Diane von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress, four decades of unequaled fame in fashion is cause for celebration. In The Journey of a Dress, an exhibit commemorating the feminine and flattering wrap jersey and its evolution through the years, the dress is...

Computer art goes beyond four-cornered paper

Computer art goes beyond four-cornered paper

Alec Fields, Staff Writer

March 6, 2014

“All art is technological,” explains science teacher Dr. Jay Smallwood. Each period of art history, he explained, is influenced by the innovations discovered at that time.  For instance, tempera paints were replaced by oil-based paints, literally changing the landscape of art. The computer...

Live-blog of the Oscars

Live-blog of the Oscars

Rose Lipner, Arts & Culture Editor

March 2, 2014

9:00 PM: Hope you enjoyed the songs, jokes & fun of the 86th Oscars! Goodnight :) 8:58 PM: Well, that was my first time watching the Oscars all the way through...It. Was. Great. 8:57 PM: 12 Years A Slave for "Best Picture"!!! (which means I just won a bet) 8:56 PM: AND THE OSCAR GOES TO....

Five actors, 100 roles, 39 Steps

Five actors, 100 roles, 39 Steps

Bennet Schneier, Staff Writer

January 28, 2014

For its main fall production, Shalhevet’s drama department performed the 2006 Tony award-winning hit, The 39 Steps. The play, an adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film, is an homage to a time when theater was dynamic independent of the smoke machines, elaborate sound systems and large acting...

Photojournalism exhibit captures range of human experiences

Photojournalism exhibit captures range of human experiences

Adam Rokah, Arts & Culture Editor

January 16, 2014

Some photos capture pure beauty, such as landscapes and water-filled caves, while others attempt to change the world by exposing the public to its flaws, thus swaying public opinion. At the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City, both types are on display in the latest exhibit, titled “The...

Video game blends humor, tranquility and wrath

Video game blends humor, tranquility and wrath

Yan Kligerman, Illustrations Editor

December 3, 2013

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to skydive out of a cargo plane while watching it gracefully crash behind you against the backdrop of a sunset? Well, you’ll probably never know that feeling, but the closest you can get to that experience is by playing Grand Theft Auto 5. Possibly one of...

Captain Phillips displays heroism at sea, with much suspense

Captain Phillips displays heroism at sea, with much suspense

Adam Rokah, Arts and Culture Editor

December 2, 2013

“I the captain now,” Somali pirate Abduwali Muse tells Captain Richard Phillips while pointing a gun to his head, after he and three fellow pirates have hijacked Phillip’s supplies in search of money. Director Paul Greengrass’s Captain Phillips is an action thriller biopic depicting the life of Captain Richard ...

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