Jason Diamond


Tony Kushner Hates Writing

By Jason Diamond

Tony Kushner Hates Writing
Live in New York long enough, and you become accustomed to seeing our most decorated novelists, journalists, poets and playwrights sit on various stages to discuss their work. Uptown places like 92Y and Symphony Space in Manhattan get the lion’s share, while a smattering of smaller venues like Housing Works in SoHo regularly host bestselling authors.Read More


A Son's Journey Deep Into the Heart of Saul Bellow

By Jason Diamond

A Son's Journey Deep Into the Heart of Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow was one of the most decorated writers of the last century, but perhaps not one of the most beloved parents. Greg Bellow considers his father’s legacy and character.Read More


Jewish Novels of Jewish Hollywood

By Jason Diamond

Jewish Novels of Jewish Hollywood
Some people will always believe that the Jews run Hollywood. But even if Spielberg, Katzenberg, Weinstein, Bruckheimer, Zucker and the rest of their pals could comfortably form a minyan, the number of Americans who believe that Jews control the film industry has dropped to 22% of the population, compared to nearly half of the country in 1964.Read More


Rothschild Heiress and ‘Miss Havisham of Bebop’

By Jason Diamond

Rothschild Heiress and ‘Miss Havisham of Bebop’
The name “Rothschild” means different things to different people.Read More


Will the Real Philip Roth Please Stand Up?

By Jason Diamond

Will the Real Philip Roth Please Stand Up?
For Philip Roth’s upcoming 80th birthday on March 19, New York magazine assembled a “Literary Caucus” to assess the career of a writer that some love, others hate, but everybody who knows anything about literature respects. While Roth himself had no hand in the piece, the 28 men and five women who weighed in on Roth’s life, times and books were more than enough to add fuel to an already fiery conversation. It didn’t help that n+1 co-founder Keith Gessen answered the question, “Is Roth a misogynist?” with: “If you hate women, why would you want to spend all your time thinking about f*cking them?”Read More



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