On his deathbed, Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow asked ‘Was I a man or was I a jerk?’ 100 years after Bellow’s birth, Zachary Leader’s biography examines why we still care about the answer.
When she was a teen, Judy Bolton-Fasman’s father wouldn’t let her read ‘Marjorie Morningstar.’ Now, as the book’s author Herman Wouk celebrates his 100th birthday, she thinks she’s figured out why.
Dr. Ruth became a pioneer for talking publicly (and frankly) about sex. Anna Goldenberg asks if the 87-year-old grandma still has anything to teach us about what we do — and don’t do — between the sheets.15
In spite of its brevity, Etgar Keret’s first memoir delivers some very big truths about the public and private lives of the Israeli author, and his society writ large.
When painter Sarah Yuster asked Saul Bellow if she could become his official portrait artist, she was surprised by the Nobel Prize winner’s response.
The greatest irony of the Bible is that it stands for the opposite of irony — yet it is filled with it. Jay Michaelson examines a new study of Jews’ peculiar relationship with the holy book.
When America entered World War II, it created the greatest crisis in baseball history. How could the game go on while stars like Hank Greenberg fought the Nazis?
Born Peter Fröhlich in Berlin, Peter Gay went on to become a renowned historian and a biographer of Sigmund Freud. Benjamin Ivry remembers the man’s life and Jewish origins.
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