| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
As part of its quarterly film series that continues its Characters Unite public service campaign geared toward promoting greater tolerance and acceptance, USA Network will be airing a special presentation of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning 1993 film...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The Bach Festival Society's 2013-14 season includes the return of favorites Emanuel Ax, Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan; a musical commemoration of Kristallnacht; and the 79th Bach Festival.
The season is divided into three performance series...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Jack Pariser and his family spent two years in a cramped hole in the forest floor outside Krakow, Poland.
They subsisted on a slice of bread a day. If one person wanted to move, he had to negotiate with everyone else — including Pariser's older...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:42 PM
"Down with terrorists! Down with Ahmadinejad!" screamed protesters on Saturday as they drove by the Warwick Hotel in Midtown, where Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to stay in preparation for his speech Wednesday at the United Nations....
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:28 PM
Last week, San Diego once again was the scene for the world's largest and most notable gathering of comic aficionados.
Comic Con is an opportunity for fans the world over to descend onto one city and meet their favorite comic book authors and...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me
By Harvey Pekar and JT Waldman, with an epilogue written by Joyce Brabner. (Hill & Wang, 2012)
Harvey Pekar’s last book, from the era of his long career where he finally believed that his work—at...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:47 PM
For more than 50 years, Elie Wiesel has provided a moral compass for the world, writing and advocating on human rights issues in the wake of his tragic experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust.
His book "Night," recalling the terrors of the Auschwitz...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:01 PM
You don't have to keep it clean at Daniel "Rico" Fisher's comedy shows at Old World Village.
You can drop theF-bomb. You can go on a spiel about your misadventures in bed. You can chide occupations, the genders and just about everything else about the...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 7:07 PM
Fasting might seem a grim topic in the midst of the Orange County Fair, beach picnics and the start of the Olympic Games. But highly observant Jews took part last weekend in Tisha B'Av, a 25-hour fast from food and drink to mark the destruction of the...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:05 AM
United Nations -- Embroiled in his campaign for re-election, President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in a sweeping speech meant to honor slain Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, confront Iran and Syria, and...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Filmmaker Ziad Doueiri wanted "The Attack" to start a conversation. But that assumed people could see his Middle Eastern terrorism tale.
"We knew when we were writing the script that the film was certainly going to provoke debate, but we didn't write it...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Some heavy lifting took place on Sunday night at American Jewish University’s Gindi Auditorium, when Bodytraffic performed excerpts from its 2009 work, “Transfigured Night.” One of three pieces on a shared bill with L.A. Dance Project,...