Library of America Founder Daniel Aaron Dies at 103

Chicago-born literary historian Daniel Aaron has died at the age of 103. Benjamin Ivry remembers Aaron’s literary and humanitarian contributions at the Library of America, Harvard and beyond.

The Talmud of a Cracked IPhone Screen

When Eric Schulmiller’s IPhone screen cracked, his first instinct was to fix, sell or recycle it. But then, he discovered that there was a Talmudic tale hidden within the flaws of that cracked screen.

50 Shades of Joel Grey

Joel Grey, perhaps best known as the star of “Cabaret,” made headlines last year when he came out in People Magazine. Now Grey (né Katz”) is making them again with his new tell-all memoir, “Master of Ceremonies.”


100 Years Ago, Violin God Yehudi Menuhin Was Born

100 years ago, the virtuoso who Albert Einstein cited as providing proof of God’s existence was born. Benjamin Ivry reflects on the importance of Yehudi Menuhin and his centenary.

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