Dear America

How Allen Ginsberg’s letters were an extension of his poetry

Present Tense

Can contemporary poetry engage the ancient art of prophecy?

Working Hard

Jewish writers and writing of the (last) Depression

Sin City

Howard Chaykin’s revolutionary comic-book view of urban life

Redrawing Jewish Europe

Familiar boundaries are made fluid in new collection of scholarly essays

Couldn’t Resist

French artists and Nazi rule

Child’s Play

Seventy years ago, a contentious novel scrutinized Judaism through the eyes of a young boy

Intimate Stranger

A young poet’s journey on the island of Djerba

Zionist Princess

A new biography shines a light on Marie Syrkin

Spirited Away

His masked hero has arrived on the big screen, but it’s Will Eisner’s slice-of-life comics that loom large

A Jewel of a Shul

An elegant history of a Lower East Side landmark

The Book of Ruth

Rereading Yehuda Amichai through the lens of heartbreak

True Confessions

A new book probes Augustine’s vexing ‘defense’ of Judaism

The Office Series, Day Five: Conclusion

What it all means for us

The Office Series, Day Four: After Kafka

Nazis in the workplace, what Kafka’s writings presaged

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