When “Time Out Of Mind” came out, for the very first time I heard Bob Dylan with my own soul.
After three straight studio records where he’d sounded distracted or disinterested, he emerged from the fog with a renewed sense of focus and purpose.
“These songs — harsh yet brooding; serious yet funny — were miles away from the haunted nostalgia of Dylan’s most-recent collections of folk songs.”
I went back and listened to all 17 studio albums Dylan has released since “Blood on the Tracks.” It was not an unpleasant way to spend a few days.
Dylan’s “Good As I Been to You” was dumb and callow. But “World Gone Wrong,” another album of covers, cut to the bone.
The Dylan oeuvre is not a collection of albums; it’s an ongoing expression of our collective unconscious.
The narrator is no longer Robert Zimmerman of Malibu, California, but some kind of timeless, archetypal blues man, headed for another joint.
Daphne Merkin’s “22 Minutes of Unconditional Love” is an erotic, metafictional tale of female submission.
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If you heard Ida Haendel play violin once, you knew her tone anywhere: the shuddery, overwhelming pointedness she gave to any piece of music.
Songs from one group from the Ukraine sample remarks from Joseph Goebbels and the Nazi anthem the “Horst Wessel-Lied.”
Jodi Rudoren and Andrew Silow-Carroll gave the outgoing Israeli Consul General for New York and exit interview.
The Society for Features Journalism recognized the diverse work of two Forward writers at its 2020 Excellence in Features Awards.
“Our platforms as athletes are a powerful tool, and with them comes immense responsibility. We can all do better.”
In the wake of Desean Jackson’s comments, the NFL’s response was…silence.
What should our schools and history books teach about slaveholders and racists from times past?
“The rise of white supremacy and neo-fascism in the United States and the world over are among the most important and serious threats we face today.”
Hebrew is a gendered language. Yet Yedid Nefesh has variations across them all when addressing the Divine.