Just as fall brings a dazzling display of foliage to St. Louis, the annual St. Louis International Film Festival delivers its own colorful collection of cinema from around the world.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Todd S. Purdum never saw a Rodgers & Hammerstein show at the Muny.
Allie Wielansky has joined the staff of The Missouri Valley Conference as the director of media & administration. In addition to serving as the primary communications liaison for cross country and track & field, she provides operations assistance at many league championships, assists…
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
During the recording process for his most recent album, singer and actor Mandy Patinkin was doing a Rufus Wainwright song, “Going to a Town,” which features the refrain “I’m so tired of you, America.”
Friday, November 01, 2019
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Only Richard Nixon may have recorded more conversations than Robert A. “Bob” Cohn. And that’s just maybe.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of my association with the St. Louis Jewish Light. After graduating from law school at Washington University, I served as the staff attorney, speechwriter and press secretary to the late St. Louis County Supervisor Lawrence K. Roos.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
The first time that The New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff spoke with Robin Williams, he was surprised not by the iconic performer’s various accents but with how “his voice was so serene and quiet,” Itzkoff recalled.
It is hard to get your arms around the fact that it has been a half-century since the 1969 New York Mets evolved from the “Lovable Losers” of Major League Baseball to the “Miracle Mets” who defied all odds to win the World Series of that year.
Simply stated, Yousef Bashir’s memoir “The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine” is worth reading because the attitude of this Palestinian from an old, established Gaza family is not what we might expect, given his experiences during the Second Intifada (September 2000-February 2005).
Mel Brooks has said, at various times and in various ways, the best way to get back at Hitler is to ridicule him, and Brooks certainly did exactly that in his comedy “The Producers.” Now New Zealand-born director/writer/comedian Taika Waititi takes his crack at ridiculing Nazis and Adolf Hi…
Readers eagerly wait for it all year. The 41st annual St. Louis Book Festival takes place Nov. 3-17 at the Jewish Community Center’s Staenberg Family Complex. The festival is one of the nation’s largest, with 25 events in 12 days.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
At the movies
Thursday, October 17, 2019
The Marcus Foundation has awarded a $3.2 million grant to Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) for supporting mental health across the spectrum of Jewish camps in North America.
As a well-respected physician, innovative medical school professor and award-winning researcher in the mechanisms of insulin secretion, Stanley Misler has had quite a career in the sciences. But since a 2015 retirement from his work as a nephrologist — a kidney specialist — he’s also proved …
Artistic director Edward Coffield made a wise choice in selecting “Brighton Beach Memoirs” to open the New Jewish Theatre season. Not only is this highly autobiographical play by Neil Simon typically a crowd-pleaser, but the NJT production in particular manages to nail just the right tone. I…
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