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Out and About: Jewish Superheroes; Are Israeli Books Too Cheap?

  • Paris art dealer and racehorse breeder Guy Wildenstein faces up to seven years in prison for harboring missing artworks.

  • Should the Israeli government intervene in the country’s bookselling business?

  • Nahma Sandrow and Arthur S. Leonard weigh in on Joseph Dorman’s documentary, “Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness.”

  • Jacob Silverman, Leil Leibovitz and Mike Reddy wonder what would happen if superheroes got back to their Jewish roots.

  • A youth hostel has been installed in a wing of a giant Nazi vacation resort.

  • Now you can give money to the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the first “sincere-and-ironic comedy festival.”

  • On her new show “Web Therapy,” Lisa Kudrow does in three minutes what used to take 50.

  • Ethan Coen’s collection of short plays, “Happy Hour,” will debut at the Atlantic Theater Company next season.


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