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This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

  • Susan Comninos reviews “The Arrogant Years,” a new memoir from former Forward managing editor Lucette Lagnado.

  • Jordana Horn goes to see “The Debt,” a Hollywood remake of an Israeli spy thriller.

  • Benjamin Ivry revisits the controversy surrounding French modernist and anti-Semite Louis-Ferdinand Céline.

  • Misha Berson reviews a new biography of playwright Wendy Wasserstein.

  • Gordon Haber reviews “Jewball,” a self-published novel by iconoclastic author Neil Pollack.

  • Jerome A. Chanes revisits the controversy surrounding “Imagining Madoff,” now opening at Washington D.C.’s Theater J.

  • Lawrence Grossman argues that despite Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s great influence on Modern Orthodoxy, his singular ability to cope with contradictions and inconsistencies is not so easily replicated.

  • On the latest Yid Lit podcast, Allison Gaudet Yarrow talks to Carmella Ciuraru about her recent book, “Nom de Plume.”

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