Evan Goldstein talks to Israeli writer Gadi Taub about his turn from journalism to fiction via a novel about a seedy Tel Aviv bar. Adam Kirsch slams Rich Cohen’s book Israel is Real for its factual errors, among other things. Nicole Taylor mourns the loss of the secure, free-wheeling scene in Tel Aviv brought on by the shooting at a gay community center. Marjorie Ingall presents the uber-PC tale of a gluten-free cupcake-loving dragon. And, as ever, lots more here on The Scroll all day.