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  • Could Boris Gelfand become the first Israeli world chess champion?

  • Zackary Sholem Berger explores the Hasidic literary underground.

  • White-collar criminal Andrew G. Bodnar wasn’t just ordered to write a book as part of his sentence, he also considered “Call me a schlemiel” as the opening line.

  • New Yorker art editor Francoise Mouly talks to the Chicago Reader about picking covers, Maurice Sendak, and more.

  • A four-volume history of the Holocaust has been published in Farsi, for Iranians.

  • Film scholar Amos Vogel, who founded the New York Film Festival, has died at age 91.


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