Arts & Culture

Book inspired by childhood recollections

I recently interviewed Jeff Skarica, the author of a book with the rather intriguing title of "The Book of Back Scratches: Into the Blue Hole." This book is intended for readers aged 8 to 12.

In the midst of a pandemic, a dream comes true

Hamilton-based Aharon Jinjihasvili's TV series "Pink Is In" debuts in January.

A conversation with Leona director Isaac Cherem

Mexican director Isaac Cherem, 27, will be in Hamilton on Sunday, March 22 at 8:45 p.m. for a Q & A following the screening of his acclaimed film, “Leona.”

HJFF explores themes of passion as a form of rebellion

Following one’s passion as a form of rebellion is a common theme among the three films featured in the upcoming inaugural Hamilton Jewish Film Festival (HJFF), which takes place at the Westdale Theatre on March 22 and 23, 2020.

Goldblatt lecture a mix of humour and pathos

This year’s Lillian and Marvin Goldblatt Lecture in Jewish Studies, presented in October by McMaster University’s Department of Religious Studies and The Socrates Project, exemplified how Soviet Jews used satirical music to sing in the face of the atrocities of war.