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From Anti-Semite to Jew

‘Keep Quiet’ documents the shape-shifting journey of former Hungarian politician Csanad Szegedi

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Laugh In

A new book about comedy writing is the latest in a ‘how to be funny’ genre

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No Banality in This Evil

A new documentary and a new book look at Himmler and Eichmann through newly discovered letters

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Why Directors Are Writing Novels Instead of Making Movies

Are David Cronenberg, Ethan Coen, and others honing their artistic vision through fiction, or just more free to be gross there?

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Jewish Fast Day Magnified by Conflict in Israel

The 17th of Tammuz, which falls on Tuesday, has additional meaning this year

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Joaquin Phoenix Is His Doppelganger

Director James Gray talks about basing ‘The Immigrant’ on his own family history on the Lower East Side

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When Hollywood Was Scared To Depict Anti-Semitism, It Made ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’

Screening this week on TCM, Elia Kazan’s film is a remarkable document of a vanished era of American Jewish life

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Sports Book King Jeff Pearlman Dishes on the Lakers, Wishes He Had an Afro

As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty

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Hollywood’s Oscar-Winning Rabbi Takes Jewish History to the Stars

Marvin Hier puts two decades of documentary filmmaking to work—but for what cause?

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The Med-School Reject Who Created ‘Gilligan’s Island’ and ‘The Brady Bunch’

A new book on sitcoms shows how the late Sherwood Schwartz, N.J. Jew in L.A., invented the modern high-concept comedy

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A Younger Generation Finds a New Place To Talk About Mourning

Two Jewish women launched Modern Loss to help twenty- and thirtysomethings start a new conversation about struggling with grief

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Why the Germans Haven’t Returned $1 Billion Worth of Nazi-Looted Paintings

Munich authorities seem more interested in protecting an art dealer than in returning stolen works to their rightful heirs

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Lanzmann’s ‘The Last of the Unjust’ Portrays the Judenrat as Moral Heroes of the Shoah

In a candid conversation, the great filmmaker considers his Jewish Orpheus, banality, and his final word

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Let’s All Be Juden: Germany’s Hip New Jew-Pop Revival

A wave of American-influenced pop artists rethinks the Holocaust, Israelis, and shtetl stereotypes

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The Hidden One of N.J.: Why Dara Horn Is the Best of the New Breed of Jewish Novelists

Her fourth novel, ‘A Guide for the Perplexed,’ reanimates the past without falling into the traps of ‘Shtetlworld’ nostalgia

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