Docent Andrea Snyder on the Jewish Film Festival’s “Bar Mitzvah year”


When the Temple Emanu-El Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival opens in the Doris Duke Theatre on March 7, it enters what is being dubbed its “Bar Mitzvah year,” since it turns 13—the year in which one passes into adulthood in Judaism. Like most museum events, the festival has depended on passionate people to nurture it through various rites of passage: planning, collaborating, scheduling, budgeting, curating, promoting, sharing and execution. For the Jewish Film Festival, one indispensable steward Read more [...]

Andrea Pirlo and the 20 Best Long-Range Shooters in Football


You all love Andrea Pirlo, right? If you don’t, then I’d suggest that you’re in the wrong place. The Italian maestro has delighted fans for years with his consummate midfield play, his ability to read a game and, yes, his magnificent beard, but it is his shooting from long range that we are most interested in here. Pirlo has been once of most accurate players from distance in recent memory, but who are some of the others playing right now?Begin Slideshow Bleacher Report - Front Read more [...]

Educating Educators: Ualani Davis and Andrea Charuk


Working parallel to the museum’s core full-time staff is a phalanx of part-time artist instructors who create curriculum for and lead classes, student tours, and workshops. Two young star instructors—Ualani Davis and Andrea Charuk—recently left the museum’s education nest for great new jobs. (Pictured above: Davis, left, and Charuk, right, sandwich fellow Spalding House instructor Amelia Samari.) Both women are artists, and both blipped onto education curator Aaron Padilla’s Read more [...]