Ben Shahn Was a Propagandist and Proud of It

A new book about artist Ben Shahn focuses on the murals he made during the New Deal. If some saw these works as propaganda, so much the better, as far as Shahn was concerned.

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Roast Chicken and Corn in Jigs’ Sukkah

When the writer realized she’d like to celebrate Sukkot, her non-Jewish husband not only built her a sukkah; he cooked a beautiful meal to eat within it.

Orthodox Woman Suing Gym for Not Letting Her Work Out in Skirt

An Orthodox Brooklyn woman is suing the Lucille Roberts fitness chain for denying her entry to a kickboxing class because she was wearing a skirt.

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For Banned Books Week, Celebrating Judy Blume's 'Forever...'

For Banned Books Week, Talya Zax remembers a book that has given thousands of girls a frank look at sex and female sexuality — ‘Forever…’ by Judy Blume.

A Distinguished History in Art Theft

In 2012, German investigators broke into the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt and confiscated nearly 1,300 pieces of modern art. Susan Ronald chronicles the scandal and its backdrop for a new book.

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