Touchy Subject

Frederick Busch feared his novel Invisible Mending would upset readers. He didn’t anticipate his own discomfort.

The Office Series, Day Two: Before Kafka

How the writer found his way to an office

The Office: Kafka Edition

A weeklong inquiry into how workaday fact inspired masterwork fiction

Patchy

Edward Kritzler’s uneven history of Jewish pirates

His Back Pages

A forgotten collaboration connects Bob Dylan to Hollywood

Starting Small

Tracing Hilary Putnam’s roadmap to God

Birds of a Feather

Jews dominated the once-booming ostrich feather business. A historian finds out why.

Stormin’ da Castle

How Tony Curtis conquered Hollywood

Beginning of the End

Decadence and anti-Semitism in Arthur Schnitzler’s Vienna

Lost in Translation

What Proust taught me about being Jewish

Uninvited Spirits

In his new novel, A.B. Yehoshua asks if Jewishness is something one can shed

Comeback Kid

Having failed to assimilate, Ludwig Lewisohn went on to write the great American Jewish novel

Laugh Riot

The sharply funny, darkly political comics of Sergio Langer

Wish You Were Here

A fiction writer opens up his book to readers

Life’s a Beach

In a girl-centric graphic novel, growing up is hard to do

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