Karen Loew


Why Urban Preservation Is the Trend To Watch in 2014

By Karen Loew

Why Urban Preservation Is the Trend To Watch in 2014
Look for ‘neighborhood preservation,’ which focuses on people and culture along with buildings, to become an even bigger trend in American cities — with Jewish activists taking the lead.Read More


What Cornelius Gurlitt Could Have Learned From Monsieur Robert Klein

By Karen Loew

What Cornelius Gurlitt Could Have Learned From Monsieur Robert Klein
Recent news of an eccentric man with 1,280 pieces of Nazi-looted art in his Munich apartment brings to mind ‘Monsieur Klein,’ a classic of cinema from 1976.Read More


I.B. Singer and the Problem of Surviving

By Karen Loew

I.B. Singer and the Problem of Surviving
Herman Broder is a gangly loser who’s won the biggest prize of all: his life. After surviving the Nazi onslaught in Poland by hiding in a haystack, he emigrates to America — specifically, Coney Island — with the gentile Polish woman who hid him, and who is now his wife. This is the setting of “Enemies: A Love Story,” a play performed for four nights last week by the Gesher Theater Company at the Frederick P. Rose Theater in New York.Read More


Ben Bochner on Following the Soul

By Karen Loew

Ben Bochner on Following the Soul
Ben Bochner, 56
Austin, TexasRead More


Esther Merves on Regrouping and Coping

By Karen Loew

Esther Merves on Regrouping and Coping
Esther Merves, 54
Springfield, Va.Read More






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