Opera relies on the comedy of human foibles, a type of humor Sendak had an instinctual talent for depicting.
“Cake is very connected to very special moments in life.”
Recommendations from the Forward’s staff to guide you through the season, on rainy days and sunny alike.
“He shot me because I was Jewish.”
“Sometimes a poem will require you to make room for people who aren’t like you.”
“Fleishman Is in Trouble” is an examination of power and gender that, because it is easy to read, somewhat masks its own intricacy.
90 years ago today, Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany.
Julie Orringer’s “The Flight Portfolio” is about Varian Fry’s attempt to rescue Europe’s artists and thinkers during the Nazi occupation of France.
It’s actually funny to watch a bunch of 21st-century comedians treat a genocidal dictator as less scary than a teenage girl with a pen.
At some point in your life, you will likely hear the maxim that the personal is political.