Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
The Schmooze

Out and About: Iran beats Israeli Chess Record; Thorstein Veblen on Jewish Intellectualism

  • In the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani welcomes, with reservations, “J.D. Salinger: A Life.”

  • According to Forward contributor John Semley, William Shatner isn’t just Shatner — he’s Shatnerian.

  • New hip-hop songs inspired by the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings include “#Jan25,” named after a Twitter hashtag.

  • Roger Ebert calls the characters in “Just Go With It,” the new Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston-starring romantic comedy, “dumber than a box of Tinkertoys.”

  • Dave Nuttycombe remembers comedian Albert Brooks (born — yes — Albert Einstein), pioneer of the “freak mentality.”

  • A current exhibit in London shows the work of legendary photographer and rabbi’s daughter Eve Arnold.

  • New Voices magazine goes to the Safed Klezmer Festival.

  • Bob Dylan will play at the Grammy Awards together with fellow folkies Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers.

  • Dylan is also among the figures whose journals are currently on display at New York’s Morgan Library, along with those of Albert Einstein, Charlotte Bronte and John Steinbeck.




    NY-12 Candidate Forum


    Aug 10, 2022

    7 pm ET · 

    Will the last Jew left in New York’s congressional delegation be reelected? Will New York’s senior congresswoman receive another term? Or will one of the newcomers upend Manhattan politics?

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit the Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, images, and credit to the Foward. Have questions? Please email us at

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.