Arts features

Lena Dunham's Sex and the City for the Facebook generation

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2012

An HBO series about four twentysomething women in New York, one of whom is a struggling writer played by a Jewish actress, all of whom are blessed with excellent comic timing and a slew of relationship dilemmas and emotional baggage. It might sound like the first series of Sex and The City, but in reality it could not be further from the coiffed and coutured adventures of Carrie Bradshaw and co.

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David Serero: French opera star in London

By Alan Montague, October 11, 2012

French baritone David Serero will be bringing his unique brand of opera to London next week. The singer, who has both performed under the baton of Placido Domingo and dueted with Jermaine Jackson, will be singing a wide range of material at a gala for Israeli food charity Meir Panim followed by a West End concert at the Dominion Theatre on October 18.

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TV review: Homeland

By Simon Round, October 11, 2012

The multi-award winning American drama Homeland, based on Gideon Raff’s equally superb Israeli series Prisoners of War, has returned for a second series.

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TV review: Friday Night Dinner

By Simon Round, October 11, 2012

In the week in which Jewish stereotypes were spattered all over our screens in the kosher car crash that was Jewish Mum of the Year, Channel 4 presented the flip-side with Friday Night Dinner.
This sitcom, which attracted decent viewing figures in its previous, er, Friday-night slot, is the Jewish show that dare not speak its name.

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Adi Nes's uneasy images of a changing Israel

By Anne Joseph, October 7, 2012

Village life can evoke a sense of charm, nostalgia or simplicity. Indeed, a first glance at Israeli artist Adi Nes’s latest photographic series, The Village — his first UK show — reveals images that appear shiny, lush, beautiful. But examine the pictures for more than a moment and the multi-layered complexities become apparent.

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Art House: the community's artists on show

By Julia Weiner, September 13, 2012

It made quite a picture. There they were — more than 200 artists, their families and friends crowded into the London Jewish Cultural Centre for the opening of the second Art House community exhibition last week.

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The dysfunctional New York family who won Neil Simon the Pulitzer

September 12, 2012

'Dying is easy,” Shakespearean comic actor Edmund Kean is supposed to have said on his death bed. “Comedy is hard”.

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Holocaust comedy? It's no joke

By Daniel Goldman, September 12, 2012

Heard the one about the six clowns that get put on a train to a concentration camp? No? So, the first clown says to second clown…

In fact, in the award-winning Holoclownsto, nobody says a word. You will soon be able to find this out for yourselves. Troupp Pas D’Argent, an acclaimed theatre company from Brazil, is bringing its clown show about the Holocaust to London.

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Revealed: the last intimate moments of Marilyn Monroe

By Melanie Abrams, September 6, 2012

Marilyn Monroe bonded with photographer Lawrence Schiller on the set of Let’s Make Love, during his three-day shoot for Look magazine in 1960. Their close connection was sealed two years later on the set of her last, unfinished film, Something’s Gotta Give, when she discovered he was Jewish.

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Revealed: the last intimate moments of Marilyn Monroe

By Melanie Abrams, September 6, 2012

Marilyn Monroe bonded with photographer Lawrence Schiller on the set of Let’s Make Love, during his three-day shoot for Look magazine in 1960. Their close connection was sealed two years later on the set of her last, unfinished film, Something’s Gotta Give, when she discovered he was Jewish.

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