Before he wrote ‘Porgy,’ George Gershwin had planned to write an opera based on ‘The Dybbuk.’
It’s a haunting exhibit, suffused with anxiety and denial.
Fact checkers at the Village Voice once kept ‘The Joys of Yiddish’ on their desks. Now, with the Voice a shell of its former self, J. Hoberman recalls its Jewish past.
The Plot Against America” is Philip Roth’s fantasy of a fascist America.Although it arguably has as much to do with contemporary America as its imaginary 1940-42 setting, Roth’s new book also belongs to a particular tradition of counterfactual history.In some respects, “The Plot Against America” recalls Sinclair Lewis’s
A Hollywood movie about Jesus Christ, released in a presidential election year, is denounced by religious leaders, inspires antisemitic demonstrations and becomes an organizing tool for Christian fundamentalists: “The Last Temptation of Christ,” director Martin Scorsese’s 1988 adaptation of the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis, anticipated Mel