Clayton Patterson is an unlikely candidate to launch a history of the Jewish Lower East Side. He’s not Jewish, has a biker’s beard and runs the New York Tattoo Society.
Albert Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore at Einstein’s Berlin home, 1926. Courtesy of the Leo Baeck Institute.
More than a month after the Occupy Wall Street protests began, Karl Marx has come to Zuccotti Park to see what the hubbub is all about. Admittedly, the 19th-century political philosopher was not there himself, but was present in the form of a small puppet from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.