Actor Mike Myers joins Dr. Stephen D. Smith of the USC Shoah Foundation and former NHL player Akim Aliu for Liberation75 Zoom.
If the name ‘Mankiewicz’ sounds familiar, you might be remembering Frank Mankiewicz, RFK’s presidential campaign press secretary who subsequently served as a President of NPR. Or Herman J. Mankiewicz, who wrote Citizen Kane with Orson Welles. Or Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Oscar-winning director, screenwriter, and producer, or screenwriter Don Mankiewicz. Dive into Wikipedia and you’ll be swimming in Mankiewiczes.
On a warm Friday near downtown Los Angeles, a line of locals stretches down 12th Street, from Union to Valencia. At the corner, they cross the street, looping back in front of the Pico Union Project. As they pass in front of the gate, a man wearing gloves and a mask hands them a bag. Inside are fresh cauliflower, summer squash and strawberries, as well as non-perishable items like canned coconut cream or tuna. The resident may also receive one of the small plants that have been donated by local nurseries. If they have children in tow, the kids also get a toy.
Muslims and Jews gather virtually for an Iftar sponsored by New Ground in Los Angeles
Sheryl Sandberg’s viral Facebook post and others like it reveal our shared mortality, our fears, and our most honest selves writes Esther D. Kustanowitz.
Last year a single promo clip caused an Israeli TV satire to be shelved for a year. Now the show has reemerged, taking on subjects from the Bible to the IDF.
For Jewish singles, JDate holds the power to connect. But it can also make you feel there’s something wrong if you can’t click your way to love, writes Esther Kustanowitz.
The original “Hairspray” (1988) was a weird little movie made by cult director John Waters about rock and roll and race relations in 1960s Baltimore. Then it became a smash musical on Broadway, then a 2007 film adaptation of that Broadway hit. Now, the show is coming to Jerusalem, with a community theater production featuring 32 Anglo-Israeli and Ethiopian-Israeli singers, dancers and actors who share the stage and the spotlight.
After seven seasons, ‘30 Rock’ ends tonight on NBC. During its tenure, the show dropped Jewish references like mad, but there’s more to Liz Lemon than meets the eye.