Ezra Glinter


'The Interview' Shows That Comedy Can Still Be Dangerous

By Ezra Glinter

'The Interview' Shows That Comedy Can Still Be Dangerous
Sony has scrapped the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy ‘The Interview’ amid North Korean threats and a cyberattack. Ezra Glinter explains why it’s really a victory for good over evil.Read More


My 'Exodus' Problem — And Ours

By Ezra Glinter

My 'Exodus' Problem — And Ours
Ridley Scott’s big-budget epic doesn’t shy away from questioning God’s justice, or the chosenness of the Hebrews. But it raises uncomfortable questions about identity and race.Read More


The Greatest Yiddish Writer You Never Heard Of

By Ezra Glinter

The Greatest Yiddish Writer You Never Heard Of
Yiddish author Jacob Dinezon is not nearly as well known as Sholem Aleichem or I.L. Peretz, his longtime friend and colleague. A masterful new translation could help to change that.Read More


12 Underappreciated Leonard Cohen Songs

By Ezra Glinter

12 Underappreciated Leonard Cohen Songs
Leonard Cohen is not a very prolific artist. In a 47-year music career he has made just 13 studio albums, along with a passel of live releases. (Compare that with Bob Dylan’s 35, or Neil Young’s 39 solo records.) But despite the relatively small size of Cohen’s catalog, it still has a lot of underappreciated gems. Here are 12 songs that seem to me to be unjustly overlooked, in honor of Cohen’s 80th year. Happy birthday, Leonard!Read More


A Song of Love and Memory for Leonard Cohen at 80

By Ezra Glinter

A Song of Love and Memory for Leonard Cohen at 80
Leonard Cohen turns 80 this weekend. Ezra Glinter takes a long look back at the songwriter’s storied career, from the cocky young poet to the old guy in a fedora feeding pigeons in Montreal.Read More



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