‘Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet’ and ‘Hello, Dolly!’ lead the 71st Tony Award nominations.
Assaf Gavron’s ‘Hilltop’ is no ‘War and Peace’ — and that’s not a bad thing. Dan Friedman explains the compelling novel is about real people who happen to live in a West Bank outpost.
Duelling new English-language versions of ‘Anna Karenina’ raise questions about Leo Tolstoy’s complex and contradictory attitudes toward Jews. Benjamin Ivry explains.
Isaiah Berlin’s influential essay, “The Hedgehog and the Fox,” which focuses on Leo Tolstoy’s view of history, is much more than it seems on the surface.
A version of this post appeared in Yiddish.
What do fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien, Yugoslavian dictator Josip Broz Tito, Brazilian soccer star Pelé and financier George Soros have in common? They all share an interest in Esperanto, an invented language whose goal is to unite humankind.