Jana J. Monji


Stories by Jana J. Monji

Speed & Spin

‘Top Spin,’ an inside look at world-class table tennis, screens at Laemmle Playhouse 7

Author Jana J. Monji Date 08/20/2015
Building on Success

‘A LEGO Brickumentary’ focuses on some of the new directions the popular toy has gone over the decades

Author Jana J. Monji Date 07/30/2015
The Show Goes On

‘Live From New York!’ takes a hard look at 40 years of ‘SNL’

Author Jana J. Monji Date 06/12/2015
Life, Love and Saying Goodbye

‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’ and ‘The Farewell Party’ offer different takes on end-of-life issues

Author Jana J. Monji Date 06/12/2015
Up, Out, Over

Oscar-nominated ‘Last Days of Vietnam’ airs on the day the war ended 40 years ago

Author Jana J. Monji Date 04/30/2015
Harvesting Peace

Multi-layered ‘Tangerines’ offers a nuanced portrait of war in the field

Author Jana J. Monji Date 04/23/2015
Dogs Rule

‘White God,’ a cross between ‘Lassie’ and ‘Spartacus,’ tackles the rising tide of racism in Europe

Author Jana J. Monji Date 04/09/2015
A Stop on the Way

The Huntington formally opens the $68-million Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center Saturday

Author Jana J. Monji Date 04/02/2015
Having a Royal Ball

Disney’s live-action ‘Cinderella’ runs a little long but more than delivers on costumes, set designs and storyline

Author Jana J. Monji Date 03/13/2015
'Gett' a New Life

Film sheds light on the difficulty Jewish women face in obtaining divorces

Author Jana J. Monji Date 02/26/2015
Short Bursts

Collection of brief Oscar-nominated foreign films to screen at Laemmle Playhouse 7

Author Jana J. Monji Date 02/12/2015
Hearts of the Community

Area hospitals offer the latest medical advances and outreach services to keep area residents healthy and happy

Author Jana J. Monji Date 01/22/2015
Just Right Care

When the problem is too big for a doctor visit and too small for the emergency room, check out one of Pasadena’s excellent urgent care facilities

Author Jana J. Monji Date 01/22/2015
Winnie and Willie

Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub bring a unique dynamic to Beckett’s ‘Happy Days’

Author Jana J. Monji Date 10/10/2014
Homegrown Fun

Pasadena plays a major role in ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’

Author Jana J. Monji Date 10/10/2014