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This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

  • Philologos wakes up and ponders his identity.

  • Vladislav Davidzon evaluates the continuing influence of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets.

  • Ed Rampell goes to see “Mlle. God” by Nick Kazan, son of famed director Elia Kazan.

  • Benjamin Ivry revisits the work of Italian Jewish painter Carlo Michelstaedter.

  • Allan Nadler contests the notion that the tradition of Jewish secularism is quite as broad as David Biale thinks it is.

  • Stuart Schoffman reads the “Journal of a UFO Investigator”

  • And on the Forverts video channel, Itzik Gottesman discusses the 1938 Yiddish film “Yankl the Blacksmith” starring Moyshe Oysher:

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