(JTA) — Monica Lewinsky said the late Roger Ailes’ success in building Fox News was directly related to his capitalizing on the affair involving the former White House intern and then-President Bill Clinton.
Read Jia Tolentino’s May 18th anti-personal essay personal essay “The Personal Essay Boom is Over” on the New Yorker’s website, then Google: Vivian Gornick, Roxane Gay, David Sedaris, Daphne Merkin, Leslie Jamison, Zadie Smith, Mary Karr, Gary Shteyngart, Jhumpa Lahiri, Elif Batuman or Joan Didion. Guess what you’ll find? Great recent personal essays, many in The New Yorker.
The story on my mind today, and on many, is the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester, England. At least 22 were killed at an Ariana Grande pop concert. One of the confirmed dead was an eight-year-old girl .
The Trumps are in Israel, which is of course very reassuring to American Jews, every last one of us. Below, the highlights of the lady-news aspects of this voyage. (The menfolk are at work on the serious business of bringing “peach” to the region .)
It’s spring, and your calendar might be filling with wedding invitations. Or maybe you’re planning your own wedding, and/or discovering that you dislike weddings and the myriad pressures they can bring. Whatever you’re feeling about wedding ceremonies, or romantic love altogether, Israeli director Rama Burshtein’s poignant, funny, and beautifully heartfelt second feature, “The Wedding Plan,” has something to say to you.