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.
Leslea Newman’s iconic picture book “Heather Has Two Mommies” had a simple beginning. 25 years later, it has become an icon of LGBT-themed literature.4
Paul Beatty has the talent, the anger, and the willingness to challenge social conventions. But does that make him the new Philip Roth? Adam Langer heads to the Lower East Side to find out.
PEN America will be awarding the Freedom of Expression Courage Award to Charlie Hebdo. Joshua Furst explains why he’s joining the protest against the honor.
They say that if you remember the ’60s, you weren’t really there. But in his new memoir, rock critic Richard Goldstein offers an incisive, lyrical view of the decade.
Two couples — one young, one not-so-young — meet by the Roaring River. What begins as a casual acquaintanceship becomes something much stranger and funnier in the hands of master storyteller Gerald Shapiro.
Author Judith Slater remembers how her husband, the late novelist Gerald Shapiro, had unlikely success in transferring his passion for Jewish literature to students in Nebraska.
The resonant voice of critic M.H. Abrams has been stilled at the age of 102. Benjamin Ivry looks back at the legacy of the author of ‘The Mirror and the Lamp.’
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