Sundown: The Bel of the Ball

Plus, why Assad is still around, the most perfect Brooklyn trend piece, and more

A Modest Proposal Regarding the Dodgers

How Commissioner Bud Selig can remake his legacy and cement his Jewishness

Blues and Roots

Composer and bassist Omer Avital joins American jazz with Israeli and Arab styles, especially Yemeni and Moroccan, to create music with a new and vital connection to a shared Middle Eastern past

Really? Fran Lebowitz Gets To Publish That?

I mean, what am I missing?

Daybreak: U.S. Hand Weak in Lebanon

Plus Medvedev gets warm welcome in Jericho, and more in the news

Excuses, Excuses

I turned in my book’s manuscript almost a month ago, but my editor doesn’t seem to have read it yet. It makes a writer wonder what he’s doing instead.

Daybreak: Prelude to a Second Cast Lead?

Plus A’jad may have played ball, and more in the news

Harper’s: Lord of the Flies meets Hasid

Fear and loathing in Crown Heights

Tribal Allegiance: The Strange Nexus of a Brooklyn Rabbi and Hedge-Fund King Steven Cohen

A Brooklyn rabbi thought he could swindle hedge-fund king Steven Cohen by playing on his Judaism. It was a bad bet.

Daybreak: Flotilla Backers Reach to Top

Plus Abbas is told to keep talks indirect, and more in the news

‘Holy Rollers’ Sacrifices Intrigue and Precision

For slightly oversweetened morality play

‘Hipsters and Hasids’ Finds Parallels Between Two Worlds

Exhibit by Brooklyn artist on display now

The Brooklyn Bike Lane Battle Today

‘New York’ covers the Hasid-hipster clash

All the Food News You Can Stomach

Catered Seders, phoney matzah, and more

‘The Millionaire Matchmaker’ Comes to NYC!

Bravo’s resident Yenta on the next season

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