The Arty Semite — along with the rest of the Forward — will be off Thursday and Friday for Rosh Hashanah. Here, then, is this week’s Arts & Culture section, just in time to print out and smuggle into shul between the pages of your machzor. (May we also recommend, as a New Year’s treat, a subscription to the very elegant print edition of the Forward.) A gut gebenscht yor to you all!
• Michael Kaminer chats with songstress Clare Burson, whose album “Silver and Ash” is out next week on Rounder Records.
• Philologos observes that 5771 is a “pregnant” year. Now what does that mean?
• Jay Michaelson looks ahead to see how we can make Yom Kippur more than just an occasion for pseudo-solemnity.