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Brittle Odessa

Cosmopolitan yet barbarous, Jew-filled and Jew-free, remote but central—a new history explores the Black Sea port city’s many contradictions

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The End of the Affair

In a book on the Dreyfus Affair, writer-lawyer Louis Begley offers a 21st-century J’accuse

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Their Magic Moment

How Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller tapped into the soul of ’50s America—and made it sing

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Unto the Sons

What the Wittgenstein family gained and lost

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Beginning of the End

Decadence and anti-Semitism in Arthur Schnitzler’s Vienna

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Was This Man a Genius?

The twisted mind of Otto Weininger