Gary Shteyngart outlines his five part survival plan for Trump’s America in an in-depth conversation with Forward executive editor Dan Friedman.
Ten years ago I interviewed Gary Shteyngart for a profile in Zeek. At the time his hair was brown and mine covered my head. In the time since then he has continued to put out books at a steady rate of one every three or four years. His earlier novels (“Absurdistan” and “The Russian Debutante’s Handbook”) were about Americans’ crazy adventures in the disintegrating Soviet Empire. His most recent two novels have dealt with dystopian visions of America, especially related to the unhealthy distribution and importance of money and credit.
On April 24, Mohammed Al Samawi will be in Manhattan with Dan Friedman to discuss his amazing escape from Yemen.
Itamar Moses, author of “The Band’s Visit,” talks about David Yazbek, David Cromer and Middle Eastern geopolitics to Dan Friedman.
Dan Friedman, former Ali G writer, executive editor of the Forward, supreme dictating editor of the Backward and comedy analyst will be appearing in conversation with Professor Adam Rovner of Denver University on Thursday February 22.
A group of Forward donors will see “The Band’s Visit,” the new Broadway show everyone is talking about — after an exclusive lunch.
Given abundant evidence to the contrary, why does the idea that Jews aren’t drinkers persist?
How an oil kingdom’s empty World Cup stadiums might spell a message of hope.
It seems like so long ago that The Maccabeats warmed the hearts of millions and inspired thousands to take pop songs and make Hanukkah themed YouTube videos. Those friendly Yeshiva boys have split, seemingly, into StandFour and the intriguingly named The Maccabeats. While the schadenfreudistic side of me would love to see live footage of the split, the bubbe side of me can’t help but note that they are all growing up so nicely!