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Eli Wallach's 10 Greatest Roles (A Completely Biased List)

By Adam Langer

Eli Wallach's 10 Greatest Roles (A Completely Biased List)
Eli Wallach was best known for playing villains like Calvera in ‘The Magnificent Seven.’ But his legendary career demonstrated truly impressive range.Read More


A Remembrance of Eli Wallach

By Adam Langer

A Remembrance of Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach was best known for all the big screen roles he played. But Adam Langer, who edited Wallach’s autobiography, remembers the man for the human being he was.Read More


Canceling 'Death of Klinghoffer' Opera Broadcast Elitist and Naive

By Adam Langer

Canceling 'Death of Klinghoffer' Opera Broadcast Elitist and Naive
Some are cheering the Met’s decision to cancel its simulcast of John Adams’s opera ‘The Death of Klinghoffer.’ But Adam Langer says we shouldn’t be quite so enthusiastic.Read More


Kenneth Bonert’s ‘Lion Seeker’ Is Best New Novel You Haven’t Read

By Adam Langer

Kenneth Bonert’s ‘Lion Seeker’ Is Best New Novel You Haven’t Read
Kenneth Bonert’s South African epic ‘The Lion Seeker’ hasn’t gotten much attention. But its richly detailed account of Jewish Johannesburg makes it one of the best novels of the year.Read More


Putting Tuvia Tenenbom in Context

By Adam Langer

Racheli Ibenboim chats with writer Tuvia Tenenbom./Photo by Isi Tenenbaum Read More






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