Arts & Culture


The Best Documentary Filmmaker You've Never Heard Of

By Gabe Friedman

Manny Kirchheimer is one of New York’s least-appreciated filmmakers. Now, thanks to the re-release of the 83-year-old’s ‘Stations of the Elevated,’ that may be changing.Read More


For David Bezmozgis, Fiction Must Go Far Beneath the Surface

By Gal Beckerman

David Bezmozgis portrays the Soviet Jewish experience with restraint and detailed focus. His new novel explores fresh ways to approach the topic he knows so well.Read More


Susan Sontag's Not-So-Secret and Not-Always-So-Jewish History

By Benjamin Ivry

Susan Sontag was a charismatic writer — and a magnet for criticism. A newly translated biography explores the Jewish legacy of the woman born Susan Lee Rosenblatt.Read More


Live-Blogging The Rapture and the Demise of Nicolas Cage

By Jay Michaelson

Why is Jay Michaelson live-blogging the Christian end-of-times movie ‘Left Behind’? He wants to know how a big slice of America thinks — plus he’s worried about Nicolas Cage’s career.Read More


The Minivan Rabbi of Mississippi

By Anne Cohen and Sigal Samuel

Most rabbis wait for Jews to come to them. Rabbi Jeremy Simons goes to them, roving across Dixie to 110 congregations in his battered Dodge minivan.Read More


7 Facts About Jewish Mississippi

By Gabe Friedman

7 Facts About Jewish MississippiRead More


The Secret Jewish History Of U2

By Seth Rogovoy

The Christian influences of U2 have been known for a long time. The Father, Son and Holy Ghost aren’t Bono’s only religious role models, Seth Rogovoy writes.Read More


Columbus May Not Have Been First Jew in America

By Elon Gilad

Christopher Columbus is rumored to have had Jewish ancestry. But his translator may have been the first member of the tribe in the New World.Read More


What's an Angel of Rain Doing in a Jewish Sukkot Prayer?

By Philologos

At the heart of the Shemini Atzeret rain prayer, there is a reference to ‘the angel of rain.’ Philologos investigates how it wound up in the Sukkot celebration.Read More


Journalist Anne Sinclair Opens Up About Everything — Except DSK

By Anna Goldenberg

She’s the head of Le Huffington Post and ex-wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Anne Sinclair opens up about art and forgiveness — but not her famed ex.Read More


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