Vladislav Davidzon

Vladislav Davidzon, Tablet's European culture correspondent, is a Russian-American writer, translator, and critic. He was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and lives in Paris.

Grande Dame of London Literary World Dies at 99

Lady Berlin, a French-Jewish aristocrat, was ‘the last of her generation’

On the Road With Bernard-Henri Lévy, the Planet’s Last Superstar French Intellectual

From Paris to Benghazi to Dhaka to Kiev, France’s most prominent, and tireless, public philosopher is also its de facto statesman

Jewish Sexual Pathology, Islamist Terror, and the Collapse of the West at Cannes

The French film festival goes raw on depictions of incest, murder, DSK, Ukraine, Timbuktu, and stardom

Maidan’s Mother Teresa Talks Ukraine’s Future

Olga Bogomolets pushes for economic growth and a turn toward the E.U.

Avigdor Lieberman Speaks Russian in Brooklyn

The Israeli foreign minister met with fellow Soviet Jewish émigrés last night

The Best Little Jewish Publishing House in London

Peter and Martine Halban run England’s most cosmopolitan and finely curated Jewish and Middle Eastern-themed literary press

Putin Defends Ukraine’s Jews, Slams Ukraine’s Jewish Oligarchs

Cites Ukraine’s appointment of oligarchs as governors as reason for unrest

Did Richard Wagner Inspire Hitler or Did He Inspire ‘Star Wars’? And Does It Matter?

The whole question of modernity, in new assessments of the German composer and his work

Anti-Semitic Comedian Dieudonné in Hot Water With French Authorities

Provocateur’s legal woes coincide with rising anti-Jewish sentiment in Paris

Sigmund Freud’s Sicko Grandson: Cruel Lover, Terrible Father, One Hell of a Painter

Two new biographical studies and dual exhibits in Vienna plumb the psychodrama of the great Lucian Freud

Women of the Gulag: From Stalin to Pussy Riot

A new history and film remind amnesiac Russia of the individual lives shattered and disfigured by Stalinist oppression

French Court Convicts ‘L’Antisémite’ Director

Dieudonné M’bala M’bala guilty of incitement to hatred, racial discrimination

All That Is Solid Melts Into Berman: The Unkempt Emperor of New York Intellectuals

The late political theorist, Marxist philosopher, and urbanist, who died this year, was my teacher and spiritual guide

A High-Profile Day in French Court

Cases involving National Front leader Marine Le Pen, Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson, and death metal rocker Varg Vikernes

Was Chagall Actually Any Good? The French and British Disagree.

A new show at the Jewish Museum in New York follows contrasting exhibits in Liverpool and Paris

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