“Within my family, the sense was that if your great-grandfather is JRR Tolkien, you had to go into the arts.”
Carol Bergman thought she’d never come home to New York. But illness and the recession made it a necessity.
The Leo Frank case, a century old now, seems like an unlikely subject for a musical
‘Angels in America” is a play of its time and for ours, too. Tony Kushner’s magnum opus — currently in revival at London’s National Theater, and due in movie theaters here this July — is appropriately apocalyptic, informed by an impression of impending catastrophe. “History is about to crack wide open,” Ethel Rosenberg warns Roy Cohn as he makes the case for his own immortality. “Millennium approaches.” When the angel draws near toward the end of part one, an apparition sighs: “The 20th century. Oh, dear, the world has gotten so terribly, terribly old.”
Jenna Weissman Joselit delves into the surprisingly hilarious American history of one of the world’s most famous religious texts.
“It’s not always easy to discern all this gender politics looking at book-fair displays.”
“I’m not going to waste my breath hoping for change to come from the current Israeli administration,” Jessica Cohen said in her acceptance speech.
“I’m not going to waste my breath hoping for change to come from the current Israeli administration.”
Israel’s David Grossman talks about his 2017 Man Booker Prize-winning novel, “A Horse Walks Into A Bar.”
Israeli novelist David Grossman and his translator, Jessica Cohen, have won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for “A Horse Walks Into a Bar.”
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