The Schmooze

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  • Writer László Krasznahorkai talks to Guernica magazine about terror in fiction, the aesthetic of the long sentence, his love of contemporary music, and collaborating with Allen Ginsberg. Read our review of his most recent novel here.

  • Tel Aviv-born artist Maira Kalman takes a stroll through her native city. Read our interview with Kalman here.

  • Bob Dylan and Toni Morrison will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  • Greil Marcus talks to the LA Review of Books about the three Jewish families of Montgomery, Alabama: The Weils, the Greils and the Schlemiels.

  • Arab-Israeli actress Hiam Abbass has been named to the Cannes Film Festival jury.

  • Listen to the earliest recording of Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne,” performed by a band called The Stormy Clovers in 1966.

  • Watch Pete Sokolow, aka “Klezmer Fats,” play piano and tell stories as part of “The Mickey Katz Project.”

  • New Hampshire Public Radio covers the proposed ex-Hasidic reality show.

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