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.
Tuvia Ruebner is a poet’s poet. Though distinguished and admired in Hebrew and German literary circles, he was little known for most of his career in Israel.
Yoel Hoffmann’s poetic novel ‘Moods’ resists easy description. But of the Romanian-Israeli author’s nine books, this one is the most Hoffmann-esque yet.
A third novel from Harper Lee, a page-turner about the War on Hannukah and 700 pages about Joan Didion. Neal Pollack highlights what you should read this summer (even if it doesn’t actually exist).
Joshua Cohen’s novel, ‘Book of Numbers’ — an exposé of the technological consequences of surveillance — features two characters names Joshua Cohen. At least one of them joins the Forward for a mind-bending interview.
Lisa Moses Leff’s new book explores the scandal of Zosa Szajkowkski. The Polish Jewish historian dug up rare historical archives — then sold them to libraries, schools and museums for financial gain.
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