“Musically speaking he’s very central. He’s the only one who has arias in this opera.”
Do you like movies? You’re in the right place.
Escape the ever-present menace of doom and disaster, and do something fun with your weekend.
Yet despite the melancholic associations that empty space so often has for Jews, the ever-present sense of loss, “Homecoming” is a hopeful work.
“I think today’s world is so full of intrigue that love is becoming nearly impossible.”
In early Hollywood, it was often not coincidence but policy that led to Jews rarely playing Jewish characters.
Ah, the first week of June: Roses are out, yet New Yorkers inexplicably still need to wear jackets to leave their apartments; the Tony Awards are nearly upon us; the NBA Finals are disappointingly turning into the rout we all miserably anticipated; summer, it appears, is only half-enthusiastic about making an appearance in 2018. Tough luck, summer! We’ll have dubious fun with or without you. (See: My weekend plans for a trip to the beach, on a day when no one thinks it will be warm enough to even stick a toe in the ocean.)
“If All the Seas Were Ink” recounts the years in which Kurshan undertook the project of reading the entire Talmud, one page per day.
In troubling times, some of this season’s most important artistic events are those that will elicit sorrow over joy. The mix is essential.
It’s Memorial Day weekend, and as we remember those who have given their lives for our country, we have also earned a bit of rest.