| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
JERUSALEM — After four years of marriage, Tamar Tessler filed for divorce, taking her infant daughter and embarking on what she hoped would be a new chapter of her life.
Today that daughter is 36 years old — and Tessler is still awaiting the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Pandering to the Russian Orthodox Church and to the homophobia of a huge share of the Russian people, President Vladimir Putin’s government has approved new laws that tighten the screws on gays and lesbians. Though this may gain him political points...
| May 6, 2013
| 9:12 AM
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| May 3, 2013
| 9:53 AM
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| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:08 PM
For more than 20 years at UC Irvine, Dudley Knight devised innovative and sometimes controversial ways of teaching acting students to speak clearly while lending their characters authentic, unforced accents and dialects.
He believed that actors in a...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:20 PM
NEW YORK -- Movie premieres can bring some unusual guests to the podium. But even the most eccentric aren't typically wearing masks because they fear reprisals from Vladimir Putin.
At a the New York kickoff for HBO Documentaries’ "Pussy Riot: A...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:43 PM
The Israeli film renaissance that began more than a decade ago with "Late Marriage" is nowhere near its end. The latest evidence: "Fill the Void," a transfixing, emotionally complex drama that won the Venice Film Festival's lead actress award for Hadas...
| May 24, 2013
A mother and daughter anxiously scan the aisles of an Israeli supermarket. They're not looking for fresh produce but rather a clandestine glimpse of a young man a matchmaker has proposed as a potential husband for the daughter. The mother's eye is...
| May 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Israeli writer-director Rama Burshtein felt a lot of pressure graduating from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem two decades ago because everyone expected great things from her.
"They said, 'She is a promise,"' recalled Burshtein,...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 3:14 PM
Two members of Pussy Riot, Russia's female punk band, have been assigned to serve out their two-year sentences in prisons far from Moscow, despite their pleas to be sent to jails closer to the Russian capital, Reuters is reporting.
Maria Alyokhina, 24,...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:40 PM
This humdrum photo from 2009 has become the buzz of Russia because of one little detail: the wristwatch worn by Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill....