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What we talk about when we talk about Uvalde
The news from Uvalde has metastasized our already deepening sense that our lives have gone meta. It is a ritual to remark that the responses of our politicians to mass killings are a ritual. It is a commonplace for commentators to comment that such massacres are commonplace. It is incomprehensible how often, in everyday conversation,…
Zelenskyy deserves his Time award — but he doesn’t need it
How are you supposed to feel when you visit a concentration camp?
Film & TV
Four decades later, a Jewish iconoclast’s searing film gets its debut
New Yiddish stories and nonfiction for ‘Mrs. Maisel’ fans: The Jewish books you need to know this spring
Special ReportNew York Voices
99 years ago, she was born on the Lower East Side (and she still remembers everything)
I’m not positive why I asked my Aunt Paula what she thought about Don Rickles and Nikita Khrushchev. I guess because Rickles and Khrushchev looked alike. To backtrack (easy to do when an article is three sentences in), I’d asked my auntie, who just turned 99, permission to publish a story of her (mostly) 20th-century…
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‘They don’t care’: Why it’s so hard to take antisemitic websites off the internet
After a gunman murdered 10 African Americans at a Buffalo grocery store Saturday, two of the social media websites the alleged killer used to plan and promote the attack — Twitch and Discord — announced quick action in response. The 18-year-old suspect identified by police appeared to have used Twitch to livestream a video of the shooting as it…
‘Cattle grazed among the bones of our sacred martyrs’: Covering Babyn Yar through the decades