The Angel of History

A new volume of Hannah Arendt’s writing sheds light on the persistence of anti-Semitism

Our Man in Bethlehem

Matt Beynon Rees creates a new kind of sleuth

The Man Who Would Be King

Thirty years ago, Leslie Epstein raised hackles with his fictional take on the Lodz ghetto

A Death in Books

A son faces the ghosts his father left behind

Beyond Longing

Andre Aciman takes up the motifs explored in his memoir—desire, home, and memory—in a steamy debut novel, Call Me by Your Name.

Shadow Cities

For Andr

Forgotten Women

A novelist brings to life a shameful episode in American history

Loudmouth

Aline Kominsky Crumb tells all

Reefer Madness

When the going gets good, the unfortunate lights a spliff

The Outsider

In Baghdad, Nissim Rejwan distanced himself from other Iraqi Jews. In Israel, he became a fierce advocate for their disappearing culture.

Babylon and On

Naim Kattan’s memoir of his Iraqi boyhood tells a familiar tale: Jews were here. Now they are not.

Slow Fade

A London-born writer travels to Baghdad to find the city that suffused her family’s imagination

A Door Opens

The author of Stern remembers his heady first days on the literary scene

Westward Expansion

Prostitutes, Christian Scientists, cross-dressing teachers

In Case You Missed It – Part 2

Some favorite essays from 2006

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