When David Amram and Jack Garfein speak about Paul Newman’s first film, they will bring with them 172 years of cinematic and American history.
In 1962, Paul Newman directed his first film but promptly took its name off it. Now, thanks to a Forward investigation — the movie, shot in a Yiddish theater, is back for its long-awaited second look.
A cache of letters written by Tchaikovsky reveals some startling bigotry. But were his views as offensive as Richard Wagner’s?
Paul Newman once directed a cinematic masterpiece in a Yiddish theater. So, why did he take his name off it? And why hasn’t anyone seen it or heard of it — until now?
Paul Newman was once America’s greatest screen star. But there was more to his career than “Exodus” and “On the Harmfulness of Tobacco.” Here are 5 (actually 6) of his greatest moments.
Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan and conductor Alan Gilbert have developed a terrific rapport at the New York Philharmonic. On March 13, they join forces again for “Quartet for the End of Time.”
The day after details emerged about Allen Ginsberg’s poem about Bernie Sanders, a new photo and a surprising story are providing some background to the relationship between the two Jewish thought leaders.
In 1986, poet Allen Ginsberg wrote a sonnet about a Vermont town led by a certain Jewish socialist. Allan M. Jalon delves into the history of the poet’s relationship to Bernie Sanders.
At the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., some of the biggest names of art are on display. But perhaps most interesting are the works by Chaim Soutine and Marc Chagall, some of which haven’t been seen in the States in decades.
The fact that Evgeny Kissin is a virtuoso pianist is hardly news. But lately, he’s become an ambassador for Yiddish poetry — reciting classics and declaiming some of his own. Kissin explains his commitment to Yiddish culture.