Sarah Jessica Parker will don her best babushka garb — no Manolo Blahniks in Ukraine! — for her new HBO series, “Sex and the Shtetl.”
It’s Sukkot, so ideally you’ll be spending your weekend eating traditional stuffed foods in a $10,000 sukkah.
Manhattan has gentrified over the decades during which Chast, a longtime New Yorker cartoonist, has observed it.
New work by Daniel Mendelsohn, Roz Chast, Nicole Krauss and Marcel Proust(?!) and a biography of Al Hirschfeld are all part of our summer book guide.
“I didn’t know who YIVO was,” said The New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast honoree at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 90th Anniversary Gala at the Center for Jewish History.
Photo: Martyna Starosta
From personal history to Forward classics, it was a rich year for Jewish women in comics. Michael Kaminer takes a look behind the bright colors.
“When your parents are dying, it’s not like a baby, where people want to come over and play with the baby. Somebody comes over and brings you a little onesie or stretchy…. What are they going to do — bring Depends? Or a case of Ensure?”
The National Book Award long list of nominees for 2014 were announced Wednesday, and three books by Jewish writers were nominated.
Can death be funny? New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast combines both tragic and comic aspects of her parents’ demise in her new graphic memoir.