Adelle Waldman


Making Sure Art, Politics Don’t Get Lost in Translation

By Adelle Waldman

In 1929, 5-year-old Beate Sirota’s parents fortuitously moved their family out of Vienna. But unlike many European Jews, the Sirotas did not leave because of antisemitism, and they did not flee to the relative safety of the United States or to Israel. They moved to Japan, from one soon-to-be Axis country to another.For Beate Sirota — now BeateRead More


Turning Gags Into a Gig: The White House Funny Man

By Adelle Waldman

When Mark Katz graduated from Cornell University in 1986, he made a narrow escape from law school—“the Vietnam of my generation, a quagmire where promising young lives were needlessly wasted”—and instead decided to pursue a risky and circuitous career as a writer and humorist. It was a decision that finally paid off in the springRead More



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