Arts & Culture


Philip Levine Was Working-Class Poet Inspired by Yiddishkeit

By Benjamin Ivry

Philip Levine has died at 87. Benjamin Ivry pens an appreciation of a feisty poet who was inspired by working class roots — and a family tradition of Yiddishkeit.Read More


A Cleveland Son's Debt to Anny Katan and Sigmund Freud

By Austin Ratner

Meet the Freuds of Cleveland: Anny Katan was a trailblazer in child psychology, and one of Anna Freud’s close colleagues.Read More


Egon Schiele, My Father and Me

By Carol Bergman

Years after her father’s death, Carol Bergman discovered that he might not have been quite the art collector she thought. Did he buy a painting confiscated by the Nazis?Read More


Poet Laureate Philip Levine Dies at 87

By Dan Friedman

Poet laureate Philip Levine has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 87. The Jewish wordsmith never forgot his working-class roots — and won’t soon be forgotten.Read More


‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Weighs in on His Debt to Judaism

By Curt Schleier

‘Downton Abbey’ creator Julian Fellowes opens up about having his heart broken by a Jewish girl — and other ways in which Judaism influenced the hit series.Read More


Of Steven Spielberg, the Shvitz, Langston Hughes and 11 Other Things About Jewish Ohio

By David Levesley

Did you know that the Buckeye State was home to an iconic Jewish bathhouse — or that whale-fishing is illegal there? Here are 12 other (sort of) Jewish facts about Ohio.Read More


New York Times Columnist Roger Cohen Opens Up in Family Memoir

By Jo-Ann Mort

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen explores his family history from Lithuania to Africa and Israel in a new memoir. At the center is his mother’s tragic battle with depression.Read More


Henry Geldzahler Gets Another 15 Minutes of Fame

By David Levesley

Henry Geldzahler’s seminal exhibit helped launch giants of contemporary art like Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko. Is the influential curator getting a second 15 minutes of fame?Read More


Will the Real Adolf Hitler Please Stand Up?

By Gavriel D. Rosenfeld

What would life be like if your name were Hitler? A new documentary explores the delicate balance between unjust victimization and historical amnesia.Read More


A Museum as Big as Texas

By Menachem Wecker

The Dallas Museum of Biblical Art has massive ambitions befitting its roots in Texas — but should it leave prayer to churches?Read More


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