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Ab Cahan’s Ghost Returns in Cartoon Form

By Yevgeniya Traps

Ab Cahan’s Ghost Returns in Cartoon Form
The Forverts’ famous ‘Bintel Brief’ gets a second life in Liana Finck’s graphic adaptation of the advice column. And so does its creator Ab Cahan — as a ghost.Read More


Snow Is Both Signal and Static for Artist Kon Trubkovich

By Yevgeniya Traps

Snow Is Both Signal and Static for Artist Kon Trubkovich
Kon Trubkovich explores the connection between real snow and the static on your TV screen. The Moscow-born artist says he’s exploring the interplay of individual and collective memory.Read More


Gary Shteyngart Does Not Have a Self-Esteem Problem

By Yevgeniya Traps

Gary Shteyngart Does Not Have a Self-Esteem Problem
You might think that Gary Shteyngart has a problem with self-loathing. Meeting the author in his Gramercy apartment, Yevgeniya Traps finds that the opposite is true.Read More


No One Cared About Sex Education in Soviet Russia

By Yevgeniya Traps

No One Cared About Sex Education in Soviet Russia
Russian-Jewish author Lara Vapnyar’s new novel comes with a twist. And it’s hard to talk about the novel without spoiling the whole thing.Read More


How Ileana Sonnabend Became MoMA's Ambassador of the New

By Yevgeniya Traps

How Ileana Sonnabend Became MoMA's Ambassador of the New
Think of any art that was important in the late part of the 20th century. Chances are that Jewish gallerist Ileana Sonnabend helped to make it famous.Read More






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