Does the Coen Brothers’ “True Grit” draw on ancient Indo-European myth?
Israeli musician Avi Avital has become the first mandolinist to be nominated for a Grammy award in the classical music category.
Four less admirable Israelis were caught trying to steal Judaica from a synagogue in Milan.
“Maus” creator Art Spiegelman has become the third American to win the Angouleme International Comics Festival’s Grand Prix.
A fight over the Schneerson Library has caused Russian museums to stop lending artworks to their American counterparts.
The JCC in Manhattan’s Other Israel Film Festival has caused a minor brouhaha.
Michael Tilson Thomas of the New World Symphony inaugurated the symphony’s new Frank Gehry designed building with a work by Thomas Ades.
Ezra Glinter is the critic-at-large of the Forward.
Out and About: Israeli Judaica Thieves Nabbed; Rise of the Classical Mandolin