Today would’ve been the civil rights icon’s birthday, so why not take a moment to teach the young ones about his life and pursuit of justice?
The documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ makes us miss Gilda Radner—and all her beloved ‘Saturday Night Live’ characters—even more
Emma Lazarus, Elena Kagan, Gloria Steinem and others need not apply
I used to think her bags were tacky. Thank God I’ve changed.
It was a sweet and charming comedy, until that dark, terrible, and utterly unnecessary twist
A new book looks at the women—in particular, the Jewish women—who are changing television
The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia marks the hundredth anniversary of the composer’s birth with an exhibit about his personal life and social activism
Jewish summer camp in the 1970s and 1980s was a veritable hotbed of Michael Cohens. What if you dated THAT ONE?
The Facebook CEO better drop the nebbish act and learn real teshuvah
And with them the hope of change through activism
Three young Canadian artists with a political bent look at Jewish refugee history in ‘Old Stock’
Joy Box Club delivers well-designed holiday-themed goodies
I thought ‘Admissions’ was a comedy, while my husband was sure it was a drama
A new exhibit spotlights the work of picture-book icons Russell and Lillian Hoban
Naomi Shihab Nye and Yehuda Amichai walk into a bar
Evil tyrant, proto-feminist, or blank slate onto whom we project our fears and desires
Out of print for years, Maira Kalman’s children’s books are back for a new generation to enjoy
On the 40th anniversary of the first computer bulletin board system, it’s amazing how little has changed about the web’s tech bro culture
A star-studded 80th birthday celebration for the beloved Jewish children’s book author highlights some of her most memorable work—but overlooks what makes her truly important
The award-winning ‘This Is Just a Test’ is set in the 1980s but feels utterly fresh
They’re on to you, Judy Blume!
‘The Number on My Great-Grandpa’s Arm’ uses animation to elevate a documentary about a survivor and his 10-year-old great-grandson
On the death of an African-American Jewish storyteller and provocateur
A former gunrunner for the Irgun, Mathilde Krim spent her life fighting to save lives
Thirty years after its release, the movie’s shoulder pads and videotapes look dated—but the issues it tackles remain as timely as ever
What do librarians think are the best Jewish children’s books of 2017? Let’s find out!
Remembering Fred Bass, who shepherded an iconic New York City bookstore to greatness
Coco offers a grown-up depiction of mourning
Physics for babies, settler horses, and other terrible ideas, poorly executed
My favorite parfumier tried to capture the holiday’s scents. Sufganiot and dreidels and gelt all made the cut, but it’s the family-drama-inspired perfume that most intrigued me.