Josh Cohen’s ‘The Book of Numbers’ has been one of the year’s most highly-touted books. Raphael Magarik delves into the meta-meta-meta-meta novel — and finds one meta too many.
Benjy Melendez formed one of the Bronx’s most notorious gangs and later discovered his family’s crypto-Jewish past. If you think that would be a good subject for a graphic novel, you’d be right.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, cloning, gene therapy. Some technical advances make us question what personhood means. Jewish philosophy professor Alan Mittleman offers some guidance.
Years ago, author Susan Shapiro dreamed of becoming the Jewish Joan Didion. Many years and books later, the dream persists — with a twist.
In this original screenplay, Neal Pollack offers a tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the new David Foster Wallace biopic, ‘The End of The Tour’ — with himself as the lead.
Watching a movie about David Foster Wallace is inherently ironic. But Anne Cohen writes that it’s worth putting that aside to enjoy a surprisingly good film, which celebrates the author’s work.
Judy Brown used to call her brother ‘crazy as a bat.’ Turns out he was just autistic — and in a new memoir, the ex-Hasidic author recounts learning to love him.
In her posthumous memoir, Pulitzer Prize winner Maxine Kumin chronicles her journey from Jewish Philadelphia to rural New England.
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