Everyone from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Philip Roth has entertained “What If?” scenarios. Now, Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle” and Israeli sci-fi author Lavie Tidhar take that speculative approach to the Nazi era — with intriguing and disturbing results.
The Israeli film “Wedding Doll” offers a romance between a woman with a mild mental disability and a more-or less normal young man.
A new exhibit about Yiddish theater tells a conventional story, but it helps us imagine what the art form was like during its heyday.
Real seltzer is different than anything you can buy off the shelf, but I don’t order seltzer because of its carbonation. I order it because of my seltzer man.
For her directorial debut, Natalie Portman has adapted Amos Oz’s “A Tale of Love and Darkness.” The result is a labor of love and, for the audience, sometimes a labor of patience.
The Coen Brothers’ latest movie is a tour through the absurdities of 1950s Hollywood — and an argument in favor of film-industry frivolity.
The importance of military support has been at the heart of modern rocket science since its beginnings. Amy Shira Teitel traces how space flight all started with German scientists like Wernher Von Braun.
Summer may be a distant memory but we still have Coney Island on our mind. Ezra Glinter takes a look at the iconic destination’s penchant for exhibition with, what else, several amazing must-see exhibits.
A new production of “Death of a Salesman” adapts Arthur Miller’s classic play into Yiddish. Ezra Glinter decodes what happens when a seemingly deracinated play is put in a Jewish context.
“Blunt Talk,” the new Jonathan Ames news anchor comedy starring Patrick Stewart is quite a distance from Ames’s “Bored to Death.” But it still does channel its creators anxieties and sensibility.