Sunday, December 27, 2009

10 things to do this weekend for sf weekly

10 Things to Do This Weekend For Under $10

By this point you're probably exhausted from all those hours of ripping shiny wrapping paper off lackluster presents and regaling relatives with stories of your wacky life in the big city. And like us, you're probably hurting for cash a bit in this last week of the month after spending all your hard earned dough on gifts for said relatives.

Do not fret; San Francisco has plenty of sparkly and non-denominational holiday events this weekend to fit your tightened budget [...]

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

fool's gold for j. the jewish news weekly

Mining its roots: Fool’s Gold mixes Hebrew with Afro-pop
A musician is dancing near an expansive swimming pool at a Beverly Hills mansion, mugging for the camera while singing in Hebrew, his bass guitar strapped to his back.

amy x neuberg for j. the jewish news weekly

Cutting-edge artiste puts concentration camp recipes to music
In the Thereisenstadt concentration camp just north of Prague, during the Nazi occupation, a group of Jewish female prisoners documented their family recipes for foods such as flaky strudel, linzer torte and Czech cake.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

mexican synagogues for j. the jewish news weekly

Photo exhibit shows breadth of Mexican synagogues

Photographer Moy Volcovich was born in Mexico City in 1963 to an Ashkenazi father from Poland and a Mexican-born Sephardic mother. At the time, this was a highly unusual pairing among Jewish couples in his country, Volcovich says.

And to some extent, he adds, it still is. [...]

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

dorothy lefkovits for j. the jewish news weekly

Swing and a prayer: Sherith Israel’s own to help put a jazzy spin on Shabbat
In New York, during the sticky hot summer of 1947, singer and pianist Dorothy Lefkovits first took the stage for the Apollo Theater’s legendary amateur hour. She was 15 years old and so nervous that she tried to hide behind the piano...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

the whip for venuszine

Manchester’s the Whip is not for fans of two guys pushing buttons
Answering the phone in a thick British accent from her older sister’s flat in the small Manchester suburb of Chorltan, Lil Fee (née Fiona Daniel) is in a jovial mood, despite the dreary, grey sky filled with unrelenting English rain just outside her window.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

jews on vinyl for j the jewish news weekly

CJM puts second spin on vintage Jewish records
Can you remember the feeling of purchasing a brand new record? Bringing it home, removing it from its colorful cardboard sleeve, gently moving the turntable arm into the first groove. You’d spend the afternoon lying on your belly studying the album cover art, the lyrics and the black-and-white back photos as you played the record over and over.