Laura Hodes


Better Call Saul Steinberg

By Laura Hodes

Better Call Saul Steinberg
It’s the centenary year of artist Saul Steinberg, best known for his cover art for The New Yorker. A new show honors the cartoonist, who is hard to place in the art world.Read More


'Jews Who Rock' Only Scratches Surface of Fame and Faith

By Laura Hodes

'Jews Who Rock' Only Scratches Surface of Fame and Faith
‘Jews Who Rock’ is a new exhibit that takes a one-size-fits all approach to musicians who are members of the tribe. Too bad it barely scratches the surface of their relationships to Judaism.Read More


Andy Warhol Jewish Show Gets 15 More Minutes of Fame in Milwaukee

By Laura Hodes

Andy Warhol Jewish Show Gets 15 More Minutes of Fame in Milwaukee
Andy Warhol’s ‘10 Portraits of Jews’ was once lambasted by critics. Now, it’s getting a second look — and shedding light on the pop artist’s immigrant roots.Read More


Confessions of a Jewish Halloween Grinch

By Laura Hodes

Confessions of a Jewish Halloween Grinch
At this time of year I feel like a Jewish Halloween Grinch. My children, 4, 8 and 10, are old enough to know that their mother takes no joy in Halloween.Read More


Mourning My Friend and My Dad

By Laura Hodes

Mourning My Friend and My Dad
Last week I attended the funeral of a girl who was my age, 39. Jodi and I grew up together. We lived next door to each other as children, from when I moved into my house right before kindergarten until we left for college. For me she will always be that little girl that I played with for hours on her swing set, trying to break a Guinness Book World record for time spent on a swing. We were inspired by a “Brady Bunch” episode, and we played on the swings until it got dark and our parents called us in.Read More



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