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The Schmooze

Out and About: Phillip Lopate on Simon Schama; New Director for the Folksbiene

  • Essayist Phillip Lopate ponders “Scribble, Scribble, Scribble” a new miscellany by historian Simon Schama.

  • Has Paul Simon been getting the attention he deserves?

  • The Canadian Jewish News profiles former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler.

  • Two synagogue restoration projects in Poland have won awards, one of them for “façade of the year.”

  • Bryna Wasserman, artistic director of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts in Montreal, is leaving that post to become the executive director of the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre in New York.

  • The winners of the Canadian Jewish Book Awards have been announced.

  • Electric literature makes a video to go with a single sentence by New Yorker writer Ben Greenman.

  • HEEB editor-in-chief Erin Hershberg tells us how much she cares.

  • Ephemeral New York posts a few of Saul Leiter’s haunting street photographs.

  • Composer Peter Lieberson and Phoebe Snow, singer of “Poetry Man” and numerous commercial jingles, have died.

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