The entertaining NWA biopic “Straight Outta Compton” is sexist, violent and profane. But it’s awfully careful to make sure it’s not perceived as anti-Semitic. Adam Langer explores why this might be.
‘Cymbeline,’ now playing at the Public Theater, is known as one of Shakespeare’s most complicated plays. But is it too difficult for a 10-year old? Adam Langer discovers just how relatable the Bard can be.
Up until 1992, Woody Allen was a challenging, inventive, even countercultural filmmaker. But then, something changed. Was it him? Or us? After watching Allen’s new film ‘Irrational Man,’ Adam Langer offers a response.
For $585,000, you can buy a studio in Manhattan or J.D. Salinger’s house in Cornish, New Hampshire. Contemplating a move, Adam Langer ventures to the faraway land where Salinger lived in seclusion after attaining unwanted fame.
Adam Langer explains why he will always think Manny’s Coffee Shop is better than the 2nd Avenue Deli — and how he will never ever ever be a New York Jew.
A new exhibit at the Jewish Museum shows how modernist design influenced the early days of television. But was there ever really a golden age of TV?
Paul Beatty has the talent, the anger, and the willingness to challenge social conventions. But does that make him the new Philip Roth? Adam Langer heads to the Lower East Side to find out.
As Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress, his brother was preparing his Off-Broadway premiere. Culture editor Adam Langer finds some surprising parallels between the two.
Adam Langer’s MacBook Pro is great at taking dictation. But when he tried dictating names of Israeli politicians, the computer was suddenly stumped. Check out the hilarious results.
Bob Dylan’s forthcoming album ‘Shadows in the Night’ features covers of Frank Sinatra tunes. Adam Langer says the Bard brings a haunting quality to ‘Stay With Me’ that Sinatra lacked.