The Boiling Point

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:...

Jewish Los Angeles is back home for Grouplove’s Ryan Rabin

Danielle Lowe

January 17, 2013

By Danielle Lowe, 11th Grade The band Grouplove is known for its pop indie rock sound, and especially the song “Tongue Tied” –  an upbeat, roll-down-your-windows-and-scream, feel-good song which made it to the top of Billboard Alternative Songs Chart and was also featured on Season 3 of Glee. What’s less known about the band is that its drummer and main produce...

Drama’s ‘Twelfth Night’: A masterful comedic fracas graced with song

Drama’s ‘Twelfth Night’: A masterful comedic fracas graced with song

January 9, 2013

On the sixth night of Chanukah, my true love (not really because I don’t have one, so roll with me people) gave to me a comedy awash in gender-bending...

Shakespeare you can love: Drama prepares ‘Twelfth Night’

Daniel Steinberg, Staff Writer

November 5, 2012

From the mismatched chairs and miscellaneous props strewn across the floor to the dazed ninth-grader waltzing in 20 minutes late, the Wildfire Theater did not appear ready for a play on Thursday, Oct., 11, after school. But it was only a rehearsal – in fact, the very first line rehearsal of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night,* and there was still plenty of time until the scheduled...

Two in one: melt some crayons and your stress

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Arts Editor

September 7, 2012

As the stress of a new school year quickly approaches, a good art project can help. Anything rainbow is trendy now so why not make some rainbow art? Now before you prejudge this project as childish or unsophisticated, you have to think about the outcome of the project. It’s easy to do and will not only provide stress relief, but will also serve as beautiful wall art. Crayon...

At 69, Barry Manilow shows ‘Fanilows’ he still has it at Hollywood Bowl

August 4, 2012

By Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Arts Editor I became a Fanilow on July 4, 2012. I know what you’re going to say.  How can I possibly be a Barry Manilow fan?   My response: ”Tame thy tongues!”   The July 4th concert at the Hollywood Bowl was chock full of L.A.’s finest mixed nuts and everyone, regardless of age, just loved Barry. My mom, who for years has immer...

One-Acts Review: Versatility and a little Music

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Lifestyles Editor

July 19, 2012

Through five performances of five original plays and a song – yes a song – this year’s Festival of One-Acts, titled Don’t Look Down! was brilliant and full of surprises. In ways familiar and new, the students of Shalhevet Drama showed their versatility and talent. The fact that the festival was scheduled during the Omer proved to be controversial. Junior Danny Si...

Fanilows Unite to Celebrate the Fourth

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Arts Editor

July 15, 2012

I became a Fanilow on July 4, 2012. I know what you’re going to say.  How can I possibly be a Barry Manilow fan?   My response: ”Tame thy tongues!”   The July 4th concert at the Hollywood Bowl was chock full of L.A.’s finest mixed nuts and everyone, regardless of age, just loved Barry. My mom, who for years has immersed my brothers and me in 70’s pop, had been...

Students showcase poetic abilities

Sharona Sedighm, 10th grade

July 2, 2012

On the night of the Poetry Rodeo on March 14, students arrived excited yet nervous to perform their own poetry with professional poety Ellyn Maybe's band. With over 30 people attending the Cafe in the Beit Midrahs, 12 performers came up, sharing works of sadness and loneliness to happiness and humor. "My poems just come to me in the moment,” said sophomore Natalie Dahan....

AP Art will be replaced with new ‘Honors Art’ class next year

Colleen Bazak, Features Editor

April 18, 2012

In what may or may not be a sign of things to come, AP Studio Art will not be offered as of next year and will be replaced by an honors art class designed for Shalhevet by Art teacher Roen Salem. Juniors enrolled in the two-year course now will be able to finish it next year, but no new students will enter the class. Instead, current sophomores who want to continue in art...

Going solo: New view of ‘kol isha’ lets girls sing on their own

Going solo: New view of ‘kol isha’ lets girls sing on their own

April 18, 2012

The Megillah reading was over, and in the Bet Midrash a party and talent show were in full swing. Suddenly the room was quiet, as a girl in a lace d...

Movie Review: ‘The Artist’ speaks volumes without a word — or even an explosion

By Eden Braunstein, Staff Writer

February 21, 2012

In a world where explosions and overly animated acting form the basis of most movie blockbusters, one would expect a silent film such as The Artist*  to be an attempt at capturing a glamorous age of Hollywood’s past.  The Artist* is just such an attempt and more – and it also manages to be a blockbuster. In total, Nominated for 10 Academy Awards.including Best Actor, Best ...