The Boiling Point

Video game blends humor, tranquility and wrath

Video game blends humor, tranquility and wrath

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?...

Captain Phillips displays heroism at sea, with much suspense

Captain Phillips displays heroism at sea, with much suspense

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 ...

‘Anne’ focuses on the universal

‘Anne’ focuses on the universal

November 27, 2013

Upon entering the new Anne Frank exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance, visitors begin to walk through a well-lit corridor. Immediately thereafter, a do...

Newly named ‘Choirhawks’ are all pop and spirit

November 27, 2013

The bell has rung for Town Hall, and everyone seems slightly lethargic except for the members of the choir, who are happily organizing themselves to perfor...

Miley Cyrus morphs into a symbol of gyration nation, but she’s nobody’s role model

Miley Cyrus morphs into a symbol of gyration nation, but she’s nobody’s role model

October 2, 2013

Have you ever heard the old show-biz adage that there’s no such thing as bad publicity?  Well, the scandalous performance put on by Miley Cyrus at last...

Don’t miss it: Israel’s Idan Raichel, ‘one-man Middle East peace accord,’ at UCLA Oct. 10

Don’t miss it: Israel’s Idan Raichel, ‘one-man Middle East peace accord,’ at UCLA Oct. 10

September 30, 2013

By Eric Bazak, Staff Writer Idan Raichel, the Israeli pop singer known for his culturally diverse music, is coming to town on Oct. 10 to play at UCLA ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Combining fiction and reality, ‘Butler’ traces brave fight for freedom

September 25, 2013

Cecil Gains and his father are flipping soil vigorously on a cotton plantation, enjoying one another’s company, until they hear a scream. Cecil’s mother...

‘Nashville Nights’ bids a memorable farewell to stars of the very talented class of ‘13

‘Nashville Nights’ bids a memorable farewell to stars of the very talented class of ‘13

June 23, 2013

It really doesn’t matter how you classified Shalhevet’s latest production, because it proved one thing for sure:  Shalhevet’s got talent. Nashville Ni...

From the newly-dubbed ‘Choirhawks,’ something new and then some

From the newly-dubbed ‘Choirhawks,’ something new and then some

June 12, 2013

By Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Arts Editor This year’s annual Choir spring concert May 29 was anything but predictable. Arranged on the risers in their...

What Makes Art ‘Jewish’?

What Makes Art ‘Jewish’?

June 4, 2013

Each year during the first few weeks of 10th grade Composition and Design, art teacher Roen Salem holds up a painting of someone holding a gun to a head,...

Student-written murder mystery is Drama’s ‘devised play,’ replacing One-Acts

Student-written murder mystery is Drama’s ‘devised play,’ replacing One-Acts

May 10, 2013

When the owner of Grand Ol’ Opry Diner is murdered, who will be declared guilty? The answer to that question is the product of the imaginations of S...

Live Blog of the Grammys

February 10, 2013

Arts Editor, Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn covered the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, February 10th 2012. 11:31pm: Signing off from my couch. These Grammys were a snooze. Goodnight! 11:30pm: This concludes the 2013 Grammy Awards. 11:29pm: LL Cool J closes the show off with his own performance. 11:21pm: Babel by Mumford and Sons wins Album of the Year. I approve! 11:20pm:...