Out and About: Frank Gehry's Paper Bag Building; Digitized Music, Old and New

  • Ari Y. Kleman traces the history of one of Israel’s most popular folk songs.

  • Kevin Spacey talks about playing Jack Abramoff in “Casino Jack” (reviewed on The Arty Semite here).

  • Sasha Abramsky remembers his grandfather, Chimen, a self-taught polymath who became a hub of British post-war intellectual culture.

  • Art critic, novelist, and Jackson Pollock biographer B.H. Friedman has died, as has beloved singer-songwriter Debbie Friedman.

  • Abraham Inc., whose first album, “Tweet Tweet,” I wrote about here, has released their first music video:

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