From Philip Roth to Ryan Murphy, men keep pretending Anne Frank survived the Holocaust. Why?
It’s Oscars weekend, and, for once, the often-predictable ceremony has the potential to be genuinely interesting.
“Watching the aftermath of a woman getting her eye gouged out is different than reading about it.”
Philip Roth, Stephen Sondheim and Art Spiegelman have lent their names to an open letter beseeching President Trump to reconsider restricting entry to the country for refugees from around the world and immigrants from a group of Muslim-majority countries.
‘If there’s anything you can do to forestall what seems like likely bad consequences, you should do it.’
The Jewish authors on the list included a finalist for the Man-Booker Prize and the author of a stunning debut novel.
Peggy Guggenheim was, by all accounts, an adventurer, a pioneer and a force that propelled a slew of artists into fame and infamy. But is novelist and essayist Francine Prose up to the task of immortalizing her? Elaine Margolin isn’t so sure.
A cross-dressing lesbian racecar driver helped the Nazis breach French defenses. It may sound preposterous, but Francine Prose’s latest novel is actually based on fact.
From the looks of the Brooklyn Book Festival, you’d guess we were a far better read country than we are. But then, this borough is skewed: The one letter that prevents its name from being Booklyn is either adventitious or bashert. Brooklyn’s bookish populace loves dropping that “r,” and even as rain spat on their fun on Sunday, the literature festival seemed larger and livelier than ever before.
We didn’t know how much truth we were telling.