Steven Salaita’s case isn’t about free speech. It’s about common sense, and the rightful consequences of bigotry and violence.
Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree
With Central American children at our borders, the United States, and the West, cannot just criticize Israel
From Black Rock City to the Negev Desert, the sandy camping trip comes to the Middle East
Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?
In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.
‘Let the Celebrations Begin,’ an acclaimed and controversial Australian children’s book, raises questions about Holocaust education
Jewish grandma Isadora Alman pioneered the American sex-advice column, then found her work obsolete.
Talmudic rabbis debate professional eulogizers, trying to strike a balance between the holy and the mundane
The Brooklyn-born cowboy was a Woody Guthrie sidekick and is a hero to Dylan
On the anniversary of the activist’s assassination
The activist and Peter, Paul, and Mary guitarist turns 75 today
Or this week in high-profile auctions
Rock legend Al Kooper opens up to Princeton’s Sean Wilentz about making music with Bob Dylan, and more
The writer unpacks her record collection and the lazy pleasures of a lifelong music listener
Peter, Paul, and Mary meets with Israeli Labor MK
A new documentary looks at the many iterations of the popular tune, from Hasidic niggun to American kitsch
Two firefighters killed, two others shot, in attack in western New York
Plus a presidential zombie face-off, Peruvian shamans weigh in, and more
Plus Hamas fires anti-aircraft weapon at Israel for first time ever
The genius of Steely Dan talks blacks, Jews, and Lenny Bruce—and his new record, Sunken Condos
Plus the swastika comes to Twitter
Plus President Obama clarifies U.S. relationship with Egypt: “not an ally”
A look at Bob Dylan’s new album, which drops today
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet