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How the Forger of Brighton Beach Duped The Claims Conference

By Yevgeniya Traps

How the Forger of Brighton Beach Duped The Claims Conference
A Russian writer who fakes Holocaust restitution claims is the main character in a new novel. Yevgeniya Traps finds something a bit too Soviet about the plot.Read More


The Cross-Dressing Racecar Driver Who Aided the Nazis (It's Mostly True!)

By Yevgeniya Traps

The Cross-Dressing Racecar Driver Who Aided the Nazis (It's Mostly True!)
A cross-dressing lesbian racecar driver helped the Nazis breach French defenses. It may sound preposterous, but Francine Prose’s latest novel is actually based on fact.Read More


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






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