Bezmozgis + Ibsen = Natasha

For his second film, author David Bezmozgis has adapted the title story of his collection “Natasha and Other Stories.” Russian-Jewish audiences will applaud its accuracy, but whether all audiences will embrace it is a different matter.

Ted Cruz's Jewish College Roomie Remembers When — With Acid Tongue

“Hangover” screenwriter Craig Mazin has plenty of material should he ever decide to do a Ted Cruz biopic.


Woody Allen’s Sidekick Tony Roberts Shares All in New Book

There’s a memorable scene in “Annie Hall” when Woody Allen’s character, Alvy Singer, rants about finding anti-Semites everywhere he goes.


Drawing Out the Secret World of New Yorker Cartoonists

The HBO documentary “Very Semi-Serious” focuses on the world of cartoonists, particularly its cartoon editor Bob Mankoff. Britta Lokting takes a look behind the scenes.

Wheat, Whiskey and Women

Why the amber elixer is the perfect (and feminist) drink for Tu B’Shvat.

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