Chinese food is synonymous with behaving badly in Ashkenazi culture, Andrew Dubrov writes. Calvin Trillin critics should chew on that.
The HBO documentary “Very Semi-Serious” focuses on the world of cartoonists, particularly its cartoon editor Bob Mankoff. Britta Lokting takes a look behind the scenes.
John Kerry hasn’t given up on a two-state solution. But the party responsible for making it happen, the secretary of state and his subordinates make clear, is Israel.
In her now infamous New Yorker piece, Lena Dunham acted like an outsider looking in. Doing this made it not just unfunny but anti-Semitic, J.E. Reich says.
The Anti-Defamation League has called Lena Dunham’s recent controversial piece in the New Yorker “tasteless” and “offensive.”
Many have declared Lena Dunham’s essay comparing her Jewish boyfriend to her dog to be anti-Semitic. It’s not, Hilary Saunders argues. Have we lost our sense of humor?
“When your parents are dying, it’s not like a baby, where people want to come over and play with the baby. Somebody comes over and brings you a little onesie or stretchy…. What are they going to do — bring Depends? Or a case of Ensure?”
Can death be funny? New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast combines both tragic and comic aspects of her parents’ demise in her new graphic memoir.
A founder of the Genesis Philanthropy Group, the Jewish charity that gave a $1 million prize to Michael Bloomberg, carried a gun to business meetings.