Ezra Glinter


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


All the Senior Ladies

By Ezra Glinter

All the Senior Ladies
Ari Seth Cohen is a man who knows how to talk to ladies — at least if they’re 65 and up. With his blog and documentary, Cohen celebrates the fashionable seniors of New York City.Read More


The Revolution Will Be Animated

By Ezra Glinter

The Revolution Will Be Animated
Ari Folman’s movie ‘The Congress’ is a brilliant spectacle, an exhilarating visual extravaganza and a slapdash thought experiment. It is also unlike anything Ezra Glinter has ever seen.Read More



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