Saul Austerlitz is the author of Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community. His Twitter feed is @saulausterlitz.
Are David Cronenberg, Ethan Coen, and others honing their artistic vision through fiction, or just more free to be gross there?
By Saul Austerlitz · October 13, 2014
Screening this week on TCM, Elia Kazan’s film is a remarkable document of a vanished era of American Jewish life
By Saul Austerlitz · May 15, 2014
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
By Saul Austerlitz · April 23, 2014
Marvin Hier puts two decades of documentary filmmaking to work—but for what cause?
By Saul Austerlitz · March 17, 2014
A new book on sitcoms shows how the late Sherwood Schwartz, N.J. Jew in L.A., invented the modern high-concept comedy
By Saul Austerlitz · March 4, 2014
Two Jewish women launched Modern Loss to help twenty- and thirtysomethings start a new conversation about struggling with grief
By Saul Austerlitz · January 8, 2014
Munich authorities seem more interested in protecting an art dealer than in returning stolen works to their rightful heirs
By Saul Austerlitz · November 14, 2013
In a candid conversation, the great filmmaker considers his Jewish Orpheus, banality, and his final word
By Saul Austerlitz · November 12, 2013
A wave of American-influenced pop artists rethinks the Holocaust, Israelis, and shtetl stereotypes
By Saul Austerlitz · October 21, 2013