Not everybody reads The New Yorker, but the magazine’s distinctive comic style is still widely known and emulated
Ljova and the Kontraband performed a beautiful Yiddish song from western Ukraine in an NPR “Tiny Desk Concert.”
Tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland’s “Fyre Festival” was a spectacular, hilarious, wonderful failure.
A recent New York Times piece tells the story of Palermo, Sicily’s resurgent Jewish community
Recently, it was reported that artwork stolen by the Nazis that was slated to go up for auction in Austria despite legal (and moral) claims from the rightful owners. Well, today, it has been reported by Artnet that the “owner” of the painting has withdrawn the work from “just hours before the auction was due to begin.” According to the report, Im Kinsky, the auction house hosting the sale, gave a bit of a non-statement on the withdrawal, saying “The decision came today. It is the right of any owner to withdraw his art object for whatever reason also shortly before an auction. He is not obliged to give an argument and we are not in the position to forward any.” The painting had previously been withdrawn from a French auction because of its status as a looted work, but in Austria, as long as an artwork is purchased “in good faith,” then the sale, and ownership of the work is perfectly legal.
Read a fascinating interview spotted on OpenCulture between Jewish philosopher Jacques Derrida and jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman
The Schloss family, from whom the work was stolen, has stated that they will accept nothing less than the restitution of the painting.
President Trump’s Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day Statement continued the longstanding U.S. tradition of denial.
Russian poet Dmitry Kuzmin is an important voice for his country’s LGBTQ community and can help foreign readers contextualize the current Chechen crisis.
“The Promise,” a new film on the Armenian Genocide by director Terry George and starring Oscar Isaac, is an important story that must be told.