This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

  • Ron Dicker goes to see “Precious Life,” a documentary that was transformed in the making from a sentimental heart-tugger to a more complicated moral maneuver.

  • Asaf Hanuka goes grocery shopping in “The Two States of Israel.”

  • Philologos talks italics.

  • Mark Cohen reads through all 708 of Saul Bellow’s witty and malicious letters included in a new collection.

  • Jay Michaelson wonders whether egalitarian services offer more than the right to be equally bored.

  • On The Sisterhood, Eryn Loeb talks to author and editor Kate Bernheimer about modern-day fairy tales.

  • At ZEEK, Joanna Steinhardt talks tough about the Jewish gangster character-type.

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