The versatile artist’s summer exhibit at the Skirball Center welcomes visitors into the lost world of his Holocaust survivor parents
The Tattler: Wishing you a very Tattler Independence Day and gratitude for everything that makes America a mixed bag
The longtime host of NPR flagship WNYC’s morning call-in show talks about being a radio mensch, Rush Limbaugh, and city politics
Fourteen years ago, Fox canceled a brilliant show about a Hollywood producer. Too bad: With America in a slump, he’s just the hero we need.
Orthodox Jews new to insular traditions try to integrate the two worlds of strict religion and artistic self-expression
The Tattler: TV chef Nigella Lawson, tabloid fodder after a public dust-up with art-mogul ad-man hubby Charles Saatchi, is not alone
An excerpt from the original Tablet Kindle Single ‘The Swag Man,’ by the Man Booker Prize-winner, available from Amazon.com today
A new film about England’s avowed anti-Semites stirs a champion of European tolerance, liberalism, and civilization
In Joanna Hershon’s absorbing new novel, a Jew on the margins of American respectability reaches the pinnacle of the class pyramid
The cranky anti-hero of ‘Norwegian by Night’ may be demented, but he’s no fool when it comes to patriotism, identity, and time
The Tattler: This time the TV Jews are just a typical American family, no more eccentric than the Simpsons
The reVILNA digital mapping project seeks to restore the lives that were lived before they became anonymous victims
The quest to rediscover the mysterious pianist Ignace Tiegerman led through Cairo, Italy, and the ghost of Bruno Schulz
An impressive new biography looks at the original Jewish leftist—and shines light on the appeal of radical politics for Jews
Scholar Ruth Wisse likes to laugh as much anyone, but also sees peril when Jews can’t seem to quit clowning around. In ‘No Joke’ she explains why.