The late Gene Wilder’s roles in “Blazing Saddles” and “Willy Wonka” have been much discussed this week. Why aren’t critics talk about Wilder’s most Jewish role in ‘The Frisco Kid?’
The Aaron Siskind exhibit at Chicago’s Art Institute provides an excellent introduction to the photographer but misses his Jewish story.
Rhoda Pritzker was a frustrated writer who turned to art collecting. Much of her lovely collection — which seems to bespeak an abiding loneliness — is on view at the Yale Center for British Art.
Joshua Harmon’s “Bad Jews” was a hit in New York, and it has been extended seven times in Chicago. But does its success come at the price of selling out Jewish women?
At 91, longtime David Mamet ensemble member Mike Nussbaum, is playing a role that seems almost to have been written specifically for him — Gregory Solomon in Arthur Miller’s “The Price.” He discusses the role and his career with the Forward.
Once upon a time, documentary filmmakers Alan Teller and Jerri Zbirai found a box of anonymous,old photographs. Now, 25 years later, that discovery has inspired an exhibit and a film.
Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar have been trekking around Poland both as artists and as archaeologists. They are searching for traces of mezuzas on Jewish homes that were abandoned or destroyed during the Holocaust.
It’s the centenary year of artist Saul Steinberg, best known for his cover art for The New Yorker. A new show honors the cartoonist, who is hard to place in the art world.
‘Jews Who Rock’ is a new exhibit that takes a one-size-fits all approach to musicians who are members of the tribe. Too bad it barely scratches the surface of their relationships to Judaism.
Andy Warhol’s ‘10 Portraits of Jews’ was once lambasted by critics. Now, it’s getting a second look — and shedding light on the pop artist’s immigrant roots.