Seven years ago, Ronda Spinak co-founded Jewish Women's Theatre to challenge widely held views, often negative, of Jewish females by performing their stories in homes, museums and synagogues.
It is near midnight. The Ramadan prayers have just been said, the congregants have paid respect to Allah and headed home. Only the gray-haired imam and his wife remain at the little house of faith they have devoted their lives to.
Claire Evans is on a mission: to get you to love L.A. She's come up with a jam-packed itinerary to show off the not-always-obvious magic of this sprawling, jumbled-up city ? a hidden garden built as a labor of love by an Iranian immigrant, a taco stand that may or may not be able to...
Norman Starks, the anti-hero of Owens Valley, greeted a stranger at his door with something like a defiant haiku.
In a small, utilitarian office in Glendale, Ron Henderson methodically jotted down equations for Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion on a whiteboard next to his desk.
Auguste is 3 years old, a charmer with big blue eyes, long lashes and a playful smile. He's wearing a T-shirt that says "Make some noise" and fiddling with his Etch A Sketch in a hospital exam room.
In Britain to promote her film "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey gave an interview to the BBC last week. Not surprisingly, she promoted her movie about race relations in the White House with comments about race relations and the White House. The BBC's Will Gompertz asked: "Has it ever crossed your mind that some of the treatment of Obama and the challenges he's faced and some of the reporting he's received is because he's an African American?" Now there's a fresh take. Either Gompertz has been handcuffed to a radiator in someone's windowless basement for the last five years or, more likely, he was riffing off the suggested questions...