David Sugarman is a writer living in Baltimore, Maryland.

A Portrait of the Marriage of Fred and Marcia Weisman, by David Hockney

‘Seeing psychologically’ the philanthropic American collector couple who put Los Angeles on the art map


Melville in Jerusalem

The Moby-Dick author sought spiritual connection on an 1857 Holy Land trip. He found dust and rocks instead.


A Philosopher of Small Things

A new book on ‘antiphilosophy’ revives interest in Lev Shestov, a seminal but largely forgotten thinker


Montreal’s Kosher Bootleggers

Observant Jews smuggle kosher wine into Quebec and sell it illegally in secret locations, flouting laws they say are anti-Semitic

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