Michael Douglas played the tourist over the weekend after accepting the 2015 Genesis Prize in Jerusalem last Thursday.
If you’re still reeling from the “Game of Thrones finale,” there’s some good news on the horizon. Kit Harrington (aka Jon Snow) will soon star alongside Andy Samberg in HBO’s ‘7 Days in Hell,’ a tennis parody about the longest Wimbledon match in history.
From the looks of the trailer a very bare faced Harrington, repping the Brits, still knows nothing, while Samberg seems to be doing everything in his power to channel Andre Agassi (minus the hair).
If you were among the 1,200 guests in reach of Abe Foxman at the June 17th tribute gala for the departing director of the Anti-Defamation League at the Waldorf-Astoria, you got a Foxman hug your ribs will remember.
Who better to rule on a case called Kimble vs. Marvel Entertainment than a die-hard Marvel fan?
If there was one musical moment that has stood out so far that encapsulates Kulturfest — the international festival of Yiddish music being played out in venues around Manhattan — it may have been when Polina Shepherd ‘ from Tatarstan by way of the UK — launched into a version of “Avinu Malkeynu.” The audience took the opportunity of a familiar melody to attempt a sing-along. That lasted about two phrases and then died out. Shepherd’s performance, like all the best ones we’ve heard this week, was not about kitsch, sentimentality, or nostalgia. This wasn’t singing around the campfire. Delivering the prayer inimitably, with ornamentation reflecting her immersion in the chant of the muezzin as much as in the cantorial tradition, it was about transcendence via art. It was a cry from her own heart, an act of creation, and a transformation of time and space into pure beauty that in sum equaled the mystical moment.