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Building Bust

The unbuilt synagogues of the Great Depression

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Peeling Back Layers

Pop culture critic Nathan Rabin illuminates his tumultuous adolescence in a new memoir

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Chosen People

Spending Shabbat with one of the biggest African American congregations in the country

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Raising the Dead

In his new novel, Aleksandar Hemon unearths the misfortunes of a Chicago immigrant

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A Different March

Sufjan Stevens makes a record his own way

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‘Strangely Independent of Place’

Augie March, who turns 50 this year, starts his journey in Chicago. Bellow avoided it altogether while creating this legendary character, but no matter where he went, the city dominated his imagination.

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