Out and About
David Mamet is looking for a Hebrew teacher.
Leonard Cohen talks about romance, poetry, suicide, music, Sergio Leone and cigarettes in a 1988 BBC interview.
On Conan O’Brien, David Cross called a producer of “Alvin and the Chipmunks” “the personification of what people think about when they think negatively about Jews.”
Andrea Strongwater paints the lost synagogues of Europe.
Ron Capshaw spells out Arthur Miller’s real Communist ties, including his Marxist theater criticism under the pseudonym “Matt Wayne.”
Daniella Cheslow profiles Mendy Cahan, one of the erstwhile Israeli Yiddishists. It’s one of the better such pieces, but anyone who wants to write something about Yiddish, especially for a Jewish publication, should probably read this first.
Claire Wagner Kosterlitz, Bauhaus artist and eventual receptionist in Irvington, N.J., gets an exhibit at the Jewish Museum of New Jersey.
Fashion blogger Mordechai Rubinstein, aka “Mr. Mort,” gets profiled by the Times.
Has Mishpacha magazine been banned?