Today on Tablet
Boris Pasternak, funky sweaters, Jewish-Cuban fusion
On Tablet Magazine today, literature-in-translation columnist Joshua Cohen discusses Russian author Boris Pasternak and his recently republished autobiography, Safe Conduct. Hadara Graubart spotlights Lisa Anne Auerbach, a California-based artist who knits sweaters that display provocative messages. (There’s even a slideshow.) “Havana Negila”, this week’s offering from music columnist Alex Gelfand, celebrates Jewish-Cuban fusion, including the albums Timba Talmud and Oy Vey! Ole!. From Latvia to Brooklyn to riches: Jeannie Rosenfeld relates the life of Joseph Hirshhorn, the art mogul who gave his name to the Smithsonian Institute’s contemporary art museum. Finally, don’t forget to check The Scroll all day.