This Week in Forward Arts and Culture
Dan Friedman goes to see “Queen of the Sun,” a film about the potentially-catastrophic plight of North American bees.
Nathan Jeffay looks into the controversy surrounding the first Jerusalem performance of “Jérusalem,” the Verdi opera about the Crusades.
Yevgeniya Traps reviews “You Must Go and Win,” a memoir about trying to make it in the music business by Aline Simone, an immigrant from the Former Soviet Union.
Lawrence L. Langer reviews “The End of the Holocaust” by Alvin H. Rosenfeld, a book about how popular culture has influenced Holocaust awareness.
Philologos explains how the Yiddish word for wig stretches back to parrots, rocks and Jesus.
In honor of Father’s Day, Ellen M. Kozak tells how she discovered her grandfather’s letter to the Bintel Brief from December 3, 1913.
Benjamin Ivry celebrates the centenary of film composer Bernard Hermann, best known for his scores for movies by Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles.