Jacob Silverman

Jacob Silverman is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and book critic. He is also a contributing editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Catch-22, Joseph Heller (1961)

Life, war, and other inescapable paradoxes make a modern classic

Is this the Jewish Dwight Howard?

A Northwestern basketball walk-on has fans excited

Frank Rich Visits Reddit

The former Butcher of Broadway submitted to one of the site’s AMAs

Eli Yishai Orders Roundup of African Migrants

Detentions would begin on October 15

Hungary Cuts Off Survivor Funds

Hungarian government accuses Claims Conference of malfeasance

Daybreak: Morsi Supports Syrian Rebels

Plus a top Iranian scientist may be resuming nuclear weapons research

Serbia’s Holocaust Memorist

Danilo Kiš’s fiction, newly translated, mined the Shoah with a Borgesian sense of mystery

Code Pink’s Next Battle

Can the women’s antiwar group, active in the anti-Israel BDS effort, turn people against drone warfare?

Sanctuary

Free Men, a film about Muslim members of the French Resistance in World War II, evokes recent surveillance activity by the New York Police Department

Fantasyland

Michael Chabon may finally score a hit as a screenwriter for Disney’s new sci-fi flick John Carter. But will success in Hollywood ruin his fiction?

Emphasis on ‘Bored’

How Jonathan Ames’ HBO series failed to advance the conversation

Fatherland

The Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño’s The Third Reich is, like much of his fiction, filled with Nazis, the ultimate evil

Free Radical

The documentary Paul Goodman Changed My Life profiles the forgotten, prolific, and bisexual New York Intellectual who inspired the 1960s New Left

Rosenberg Boys Appear at ‘Daniel’ Screening

Fact versus fiction (versus other people’s facts)

Myla Does Maryland

Goldberg brings her page act to the stage

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