In Bloom

Pearl Buck breathes life into a disappearing Chinese community

Endgame

David Cronenberg

Storm Warning

The surprising alliance at the heart of John Oliver Killens

City of Dreams

A memoirist recalls what came after the thriving Baghdad of his youth

Passion Songs

Yasmin Levy brings fire to traditional Ladino music

Restoration Project

Where have all Bernard Malamud’s readers gone?

Death of a Pothead

Elisa Albert talks about her first novel—a coming-of-death tragicomedy

Into the Interior

How William Steig’s inner turmoil changed him

Evangelicals Like Us

A documentary dares to examine fundamentalist Christians in a nuanced light

Tales from School

Louis Auchincloss

Brother’s Keeper

Philippe Grimbert pretended he had an older sibling. The macabre reality was not far off.

Crossing Melodies

Gregorian chant meets Judeo-Iraqi songs of prayer in Miami

Love Story

Moving from translation into fiction, Evan Fallenberg conjures an unlikely romance

“Paint it Jewish!”

What does “Diasporist” art look like? R.B. Kitaj tried to show us.

Speculative Friction

Selim Nassib’s latest novel riffs on rumors of Golda Meir’s affair with a Palestinian banker

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