Sara Ivry talks to comic book artist Joann Sfar, diretor of a new film about French Jewish songwriter Serge Gainsbourg.
Leonard Slatkin has suffered a heart attack, been fired from the Metropolitan Opera and had the Detroit Symphony Orchestra go on strike, but the Los Angeles conductor keeps on trucking.
“Paradise Lost: Purgatory,” a documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky about the West Memphis Three, is getting a new ending after the wrongfully convicted men were set free.
Shtetl on the Shortwave visits KlezKanada.
Michael Wex takes note of the recent rash of chutzpah sightings.
The New Republic unearths a 1945 review by Saul Bellow of “Song of the Dnieper” by Zalman Shneour.
A Polish singer charged with offending religious sentiments for tearing up a Bible on stage has been found not guilty.
Ezra Glinter is the critic-at-large of the Forward.
Out and About: The Trials of Leonard Slatkin; New Ending for West Memphis Three