A Novel Ending

Liev Schreiber pulls a switch on Everything Is Illuminated

Flood Watcher

Fiction echoes the nightly news

Poet, Warrior, King

In The Life of David, the first book in Nextbook’s Jewish Encounters series, Robert Pinsky examines the legacy of one of the Bible’s most compelling figures

Maimonides: Prologue

Maimonides: Reader’s Guide

Translating and Transmitting the Law

The Life of David: Chapter One

The Life of David: Reader’s Guide

Fathers, Sons, Brothers, and Heirs

The Odd-Bod

In literary London, Elias Canetti was everybody’s favorite refugee

Piperno’s Complaint

Italy’s new literary It Boy takes more than one page out of Philip Roth

Ethnic Sampling

Madonna, Gwen Stefani, and the pliability of Jewish music

Going It Alone

One-person shows dominate the Fringe festival

Let’s Get Lost

Rebecca Solnit wanders and ponders landscapes haunted by Walter Benjamin and Leopold Bloom

Meow Mix

Joann Sfar on his graphic tale of a clever cat in 1930s Algeria

Party Pooper

Entourage disappoints one of the faithful

Alienation Effect

Shadowtime seems to strive for difficulty for its own sake

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