Joshua Furst


Utopian Dream of Israel Dies in 'Salt of the Earth'

By Joshua Furst

Utopian Dream of Israel Dies in 'Salt of the Earth'
‘Salt of the Earth,’ a puppet production at BAM, is a brave piece of political theater, Joshua Furst writes. It tells the story of the death of Israeli idealism.Read More


In ‘10:04,’ Ben Lerner Sings a Song of Himself

By Joshua Furst

In ‘10:04,’ Ben Lerner Sings a Song of Himself
Poet Ben Lerner’s first novel won him acclaim. ‘10:04,’ his second novel, deals with the same themes and the barrier between fiction and reality.Read More


Slouching Through Catalonia, One Jewish Site at a Time

By Joshua Furst

Slouching Through Catalonia, One Jewish Site at a Time
There’s the traditional way to tour Jewish Catalonia —  with guidebooks, tours and maps. And then there’s the other way. Joshua Furst gets lost in Barcelona, memory and politics.Read More


The Unbearable Sadness of Being Robin Williams

By Joshua Furst

The Unbearable Sadness of Being Robin Williams
Robin Williams’s serious performances often packaged as hopeful and affirming the human spirit. But critic Joshua Furst saw something much darker in the late artist’s work.Read More


'Seinfeld' Revolutionized Pop Culture 25 Years Ago — and That's a Bad Thing

By Joshua Furst

'Seinfeld' Revolutionized Pop Culture 25 Years Ago — and That's a Bad Thing
25 years ago, ‘Seinfeld’ debuted and revolutionized American pop culture. Joshua Furst argues it also paved the way for smug complacency and entitlement.Read More



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