Arts & Culture


Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman Tell a Whopper With Everything in It

By Laura Moser

Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman’s opus, ‘The Golem of Hollywood,’ is as ambitious as it is completely ridiculous. Laura Moser explains why that’s not altogether a bad thing.Read More


Where Jonathan Tropper Departs From Reality

By Anna Goldenberg

If you can ignore the fact that few Jews appear in the purportedly Jewish ‘This Is Where I Leave You,’ it’s a delightful movie. At least that’s what our critic Anna Goldenberg says.Read More


7 Best Scenes From Three Decades of Coen Brother Films

By Gabe Friedman

This year is the 30th anniversary of Joel and Ethan Coen’s first film, ‘Blood Simple.’ Here are seven of the greatest scenes from the Jewish directors’ impressive catalogue.Read More


In ‘10:04,’ Ben Lerner Sings a Song of Himself

By Joshua Furst

Poet Ben Lerner’s first novel won him acclaim. ‘10:04,’ his second novel, deals with the same themes and the barrier between fiction and reality.Read More


What Do We Mean by 'Erev Rosh Hashanah?'

By Philologos

When we speak of erev rosh hashanah, are we using proper Hebrew or an Americanism? Philologos explains the answer is not as clear as night and day.Read More


Iowa's Fields of Midwestern Jewish Dreams

By Stephen G. Bloom

Synagogues in rural Iowa are few and far between. But if you happen to stumble upon one, you might be surprised at what you find.Read More


The Secret Jewish History of Bruce Springsteen — on His 65th Birthday

By Seth Rogovoy

A tribe held its breath when The New York Times called The Boss “Bruce Springstein.” Even though he’s not Jewish, the typo wasn’t as wrong as it seemed.Read More


Hollywood's Most Misunderstood and Forgotten Jewish Movie Returns

By Eric A. Goldman

‘The House of Rothschild’ is one of the most misunderstood classics of early Hollywood. Eric Goldman explains the history of the movie, which returns to the small screen tonight.Read More


8 Facts About Jewish Iowa

By Gabe Friedman

8 Facts About Jewish IowaRead More


Jewish Enviro-Artists Have the Whole World in Their Hands

By Simi Horwitz

A surprising number of Jewish artists are in the forefront of the climate change movement. Simi Horwitz sits down with these enviro-artists who are remaking their worlds. And ours.Read More


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