Neal Gabler examines how the performer’s evolution changed the definition of femininity and Jewishness
An excerpt from Pierre Birnbaum’s new biography of the French titan
An excerpt from Steven Gimbel’s new biography of the great scientist follows his quest for a permanent position, through Zurich after 1909
An excerpt from a new biography of the great Israeli statesman, David Ben-Gurion
In a new book, Rabbi David Wolpe examines what made the Jewish leader fallible and why, despite his bad behavior, he was great
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
Known for right-wing politics, Vladimir Jabotinsky left an equally critical literary legacy. Hillel Halkin looks at it all.
The esteemed author talks about all the reasons the founder of psychoanalysis would have objected to a new examination of his life
An excerpt from a new biography of young Sigmund Freud explores how the Dreyfus Affair affected the thinker