Modigliani spoke fluent French and bore few of the physical markers that would have led others to suspect his Jewishness.
“The two audacities in the book for me, [are] the eroticism of marriage, and talking about ambition.”
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel, seems quite relevant today. The show offers lessons for Jewish audiences too.
In 2016, Paul Beatty became the first American to win the prize, for his novel “The Sellout.”
Lest you have forgotten, Rod Blagojevich, former Illinois governor, tried to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat after his election to the presidency.
At 83 years old, Steinem has racked up yet another first.
“What I was responding to was something very strong, which is this deep sense that you find in really intelligent women’s writing of resistance.”
David Simon’s new series for HBO, “The Deuce,” has won acclaim for its character-driven look at the pornography industry’s start in 1970s New York.
“Angels in America” will begin Broadway previews on February 23 and open March 21; its New York run is scheduled to last 18 weeks.
“It’s so coldly rendered — beyond anything that I as a writer could do.”