| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The great theorist of psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan envisioned desire as “caught in the rails of metonymy, eternally extending toward the desire for something else.” In the rhetorical figure of metonymy, a signifier points toward something...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 3:52 PM
The story of Skokie and the way it rallied a community, a region and a state to stand up to the racism of neo-Nazism is told once again in a new documentary that takes a fresh look at old wounds.
Last week, the film, “Skokie: Invaded But Not...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:49 PM
FERRARA, Italy — Venice's Jewish ghetto is better known, perhaps, but by no means was it the only one in Italy. In the mid-1500s, Ferrara had become a haven for Jews fleeing hostility elsewhere in Europe. The Este dynasty invited Jews here and...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Although Naples offers plenty of beaches and outdoor adventures, for those wishing to spend a quiet day exploring the cultural aspects of the city there are plenty of stops to make. From museums to local hotspots, the city offers something for every...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The last weekend of March offered up a bunch of TV events, but you ain't seen nothing yet. April 2013 brings showers of season and series premieres, finales and films to add to the already launched new seasons of "Game of Thrones," Doctor Who" and others....
| Nov 1, 2012
There's something shambling and unassuming about "The Flat," a home-movie quality to much of its footage. But it's not just any home that's being examined, and that makes all the difference.
Israel's top-grossing documentary of last year as well as the...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 10:43 PM
An elderly Seattle woman who had survived the Holocaust lost a large sum of money after her caregiver allegedly stole $50,000 and jewelry from her while she was purportedly providing care for them, police said.
Mary Celeste Park, 54, was charged with...
| Aug 28, 2012
Lessons of the Nazi genocide will be offered in three events next year by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Called the 2013 South Florida Speaker and Film Series, the events will be held in the Boca Raton area.
First up on Jan. 9 will be...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
To me, a kid growing up in the 1960s and '70s, Skokie seemed like any other suburb, its tidy houses sitting on impeccably manicured lawns.
Sure, on Friday nights and Saturday mornings you'd sometimes see Hasidic Jews strolling to and from synagogue....
| Jan 2, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Quentin Tarantino has come under fire for the use of the N-word in his new film “Django Unchained,” which is also probably one of the best films ever made about American slavery.
Comedian Katt Williams threatened to punch Tarantino. Spike...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:00 PM
| Jan 1, 2011
Joe Lumer, who was born in a Holocaust-survivors camp in Germany and went on to run a sprawling parking-lot empire that includes 75 Joe's Auto Parks in downtown Los Angeles, drowned this week in Argentina. He was 62.
Lumer, a Brentwood resident who was...