Artist, ethnographer, educator and all around hero of the Klezmer revival, Michael Alpert receives the NEA’s National Heritage Fellowship award this year. He talks with Jake Marmer about this well-deserved honor.
As the temperatures begin to drop, there’s more time to spend listening. And, fortunately, there’s a profusion of great new music around. Here are 5 great new albums.
Since 2010, it has become the Forward’s tradition to highlight five memorable poetry releases of the year — but this year we have six.
Alexander Nemser’s prose poems about the binding of Isaac are surreal, disturbing, funny, smart and anything but pious.