Arts & Culture


Great Debate Between 'Among' and 'Between'

By Philologos

‘Between’ usually signifies a choice involving two things while ‘among’ involves three or more. But Philologos thinks that we shouldn’t follow this curious rule.Read More


Palestine Vies for Oscar With ‘Omar’

By Sheerly Avni

Hany Abu-Assad discusses how he plans to jumpstart the nascent Palestinian film industry. An Oscar for his drama ‘Omar’ wouldn’t hurt.Read More


Snow Is Both Signal and Static for Artist Kon Trubkovich

By Yevgeniya Traps

Kon Trubkovich explores the connection between real snow and the static on your TV screen. The Moscow-born artist says he’s exploring the interplay of individual and collective memory.Read More


When I Played Klezmer for Kiev Uprising Crowd

By Dmitry Gerasimov

Dmitry Gerasimov leads the Pushkin Klezmer Band. He writes about performing for the revolutionary crowds in the Ukraine — and rubbing elbows with anti-Semites.Read More


Conan O'Brien's Hasidic Maskmaker

By Laila Caron

Stanley Allan Sherman is best known for playing the Hasidic Jew on ‘Late Night With Conan O’Brien.’ But he’s carved out quite a career for himself as a maskmaker to the stars.Read More


Memoirs of Harry Rosenfeld, Newspaperman Who Survived Kristallnacht and Covered Watergate

By Pamela Cytrynbaum

Harry Rosenfeld survived Kristallnacht in Berlin, and went on to oversee coverage of Watergate as a Washington Post editor. His memoir is as fascinating as his life.Read More


Why Jews Stood Up for Richard Wagner

By A.J. Goldmann

Jewish fascination with notoriously anti-Semitic composer Richard Wagner goes way back. A new Vienna exhibition seeks to explain the unexplainable.Read More


Harold Ramis Was All of Us

By Dan Epstein

Harold Ramis had a hand in some of the most influential comedies of the late 20th Century. Dan Epstein recalls he helped shape the humor of a generation.Read More


Who Cares if Movies Are Historically Accurate?

By Nicholas Meyer

When film reviewers nitpick at historical inaccuracies they miss the point. Movies should give us a break from reality without the fact checkers piling on, Nicholas Meyer writes.Read More


Kenneth Bonert’s ‘Lion Seeker’ Is Best New Novel You Haven’t Read

By Adam Langer

Kenneth Bonert’s South African epic ‘The Lion Seeker’ hasn’t gotten much attention. But its richly detailed account of Jewish Johannesburg makes it one of the best novels of the year.Read More





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