Out and About: Intellectuals for Palestine; Jerry Leiber's Oscar Wilde

  • In this week’s New Yorker, Alex Ross discusses Mieczysław Weinberg’s Holocuast opera, “The Passenger.”

  • A new petition initiated by playwright Joshua Sobol and poet Taha Muhammad Ali calls on Israeli and Palestinian intellectuals to support a Palestinian state.

  • Israel is using tax breaks and terrorism insurance to lure Hollywood production.

  • Before he died, lyricist Jerry Leiber had been working on a nearly-completed musical about Oscar Wilde.

  • Berlin’s municipal library is set to return about 70 books confiscated from their owners during the Nazi era.

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