Arts & Culture


Lee Grant Said Yes to Everything — Except McCarthyism

By Benjamin Ivry

Lee Grant is one of the rare Hollywood performers to triumph over the Hollywood blacklist. The Oscar-winning ‘Shampoo’ actress returns with a revealing new memoir.Read More


Modern Music With Minimalist Roots

By Gabe Friedman

Bang on a Can’s performance at the Jewish Museum is a reminder that Minimalism influenced music just as much as it influenced visual art.Read More


What's a Nice Jewish Boy Like Jake Kasdan Doing Making a 'Sex Tape?'

By Curt Schleier

Hollywood scion Jake Kasdan is following up ‘Bad Teacher’ with ‘Sex Tape,’ starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel. Curt Schleier gets to the, umm, bottom of it and Kasdan’s Jewish upbringing.Read More


The Gift Nadine Gordimer Gave to Me

By Kenneth Bonert

Obituaries celebrating the life of Nadine Gordimer have focused on her anti-aparththeid work. But for Kenneth Bonert this praise overlooks her brilliance and originality as a writer.Read More


Star of the Show That Inspired 'Homeland' Discusses How TV Affected Reality in Israel

By Sigal Samuel

Adi Ezroni, star of the show that inspired ‘Homeland,’ talks with Sigal Samuel about the show’s effects on the real-life crisis in Israel.Read More


The Women Rabbis Of New Mexico

By Ri J. Turner

New Mexico is home to several trailblazing rabbis and has become a breeding ground for female spiritual leaders. We visit as part of Our Promised Land series of all 50 states.Read More


6 Things About Jewish New Mexico

By Yardain Amron

Fancy some green chili in your matzo brei on Passover? Then you should go to New Mexico. Here are six things about Jewish New Mexico you should know.Read More


Indie Rock With A Spiritual Core

By Gabe Friedman

The Antlers have made a name for themselves with heartbreaking lyrics and atmospheric sounds. Singer Peter Silberman talks about how spirituality informed their new album.Read More


The Jewish Life and Times of Nadine Gordimer

By Benjamin Ivry

Nadine Gordimer, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, has died at the age of 90. Benjamin Ivry remembers the Jewish life and legacy of the anti-apartheid literary icon.Read More


The Secret Jewish History of Prince

By Seth Rogovoy

We’re all jamming on the 30th anniversary of ‘Purple Rain,’ by the artist formerly known as Prince. But what about the Jewish story behind the legendary album?Read More


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