Joshua Furst


Why Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway' Is a Bright Shining Lie

By Joshua Furst

Why Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway' Is a Bright Shining Lie
Woody Allen’s musical adaptation of ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ is glitzy, thrilling and splendidly acted. It’s also a cynical, pandering sell-out, as Joshua Furst explains.Read More


Marlo Thomas Made Me the Man I Am Today

By Joshua Furst

Marlo Thomas Made Me the Man I Am Today
‘Free to Be You And Me’ is a cultural touchstone and it’s turning 40. Joshua Furst writes the Marlo Thomas show helped shape legions of Generation X men.Read More


A Coupla Jewish Writers Talk Theater, Drinking and Escaping the Midwest

By Joshua Furst

A Coupla Jewish Writers Talk Theater, Drinking and Escaping the Midwest
Playwright Brooke Berman chats with Joshua Furst over drinks about escaping the Midwest and her newest work, which is set in the racially torn Detroit of the late ’60s.Read More


Love Doomed in the Havana Harbor

By Joshua Furst

Love Doomed in the Havana Harbor
In 1939, Cuba’s Batista government, in collaboration with the government of the United States, delayed a ship called the SS St. Louis, which carried 937 Jewish-German refugees, in the Havana harbor. Despite assurances that they would be granted asylum, the refugees were told that they could not enter Cuba without a visa. Twenty-two were eventually allowed to come ashore. The rest were sent back to Germany, where they were interned at Mechelen and put to death.Read More


Public Accusation Against Woody Allen Has Ugly Whiff of a Lynch Mob

By Joshua Furst

Public Accusation Against Woody Allen Has Ugly Whiff of a Lynch Mob
Piety doesn’t always equal truth. If the accusations against Woody Allen are false, he is as much a victim as anyone, Joshua Furst writes. And we are the victimizers.Read More






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