Out and About: PEN Literary Awards; Schwartz's Deli, the Musical
How a machinist named Martin Cohen became the pre-eminent photographer of New York’s Latin music scene.
Montreal’s Schwartz’s Hebrew Delicatessen is set to be turned into a musical.
Is it time to update the Hebrew alphabet for the Internet age?
Read an interview with Allen Ginsberg collaborator and “Howl!” illustrator Eric Drooker.
The trailer for “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer” is now out.
The Jewish Manuscript Project gives us a peek inside the creative process of poet David Lehman.
David Mamet has been honored with a PEN American Center literary award for “Master American Dramatist,” as has Michael Scammell for his biography of Arthur Koestler (reviewed in the Forward here). The $25,000 Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction went to Don DeLillo.
Tomorrow night is Jake Marmer’s very excellent-sounding “Jazz Talmud.”
Today is the 200th yarhtzeit of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, and one community is celebrating with — what else? — a “Nachmanifest!”
Today is (or would have been) George Gershwin’s 112th birthday, which is as good a reason as any for a little “Fantasia”: