E.L. Doctorow, the author of popular novels grounded in American history including “Ragtime” and “Billy Bathgate,” died in New York on Tuesday at age 84, the New York Times reported.
Throughout his career, E.l. Doctorow has written some of the best fiction critic Nan Goldberg has read. But his latest novel, ‘Andrew’s Brain,’ seems outdated and irrelevant.
What do eight Nobel Prize winners, five Pulitzer Prize winners, Academy Award and Emmy winners and my husband, Joseph Leon (‘46) — at one time director of the Electron Microscope Laboratory at Columbia University — have in common?
The sons of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg made a rare joint public appearance for a screening and discussion of ‘Daniel’ a movie inspired by their parents’ infamous trial.
Each Thursday, The Arty Semite features excerpts and reviews of the best contemporary Jewish poetry. This week, Rodger Kamenetz introduces “Going to the Movies” by Andrei Codrescu. This piece originally appeared on March 2, 2001, as part of the Forward’s Psalm 151 series. It is being published here online for the first time.