Timothy Snyder’s “ON TYRANNY: Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century” is a pithy guide for both staving off, and living under, a tyrannical regime.
Peter Hayes’s “Explaining the Holocaust” analyzes the Shoah in all its complexity, refusing to subscribe to the idea that it’s “beyond comprehension.”
On what would have been James Merrill’s 91st birthday, we pay tribute to his poetry — as well as his kindness, elegance and sophistication.
Some voids can never be truly filled. That’s one of the hard lessons Daphne Merkin teachers in “This Close to Happy,” a memoir of depression.
When an Irish-Catholic expat living in a small English town needs Jewish penicillin, the only thing to do is make it herself. If she can, so can you.
David Mamet’s “The Penitent” is a provocative and spiritual tale of a psychiatrist and a mass shooter. But is it any good? Well…
Though Donald Trump has a 48 percent disapproval rating, the public strongly approves of the sentences he utters. What’s up with that?
Ellen Umansky’s novel “The Fortunate Ones” explores the link between lost masterworks and a wealthy West Coast family.
Walter Zev Feldman wrote the book on klezmer. We ask him about its history — and what accounts for its impressive staying power.
“The Patriots” is a historical epic set in 1930’s and contemporary Brooklyn and Russia. In the Trump/Putin era, it’s disturbingly resonant.
Arabic isn’t taught in Israeli schools before 5th grade, sometimes even later. Shouldn’t this education begin sooner?
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