Reading David Foster Wallace Led Me Back to Studying the Talmud

The late author’s work was Talmudic in nature. That’s why his books made me miss the Jewish texts I’d left behind.

Prawer Plan Halted; Animated Anne Frank Film

Plus Jason Segel is David Foster Wallace, and more in the news

Something Really Bad Is Always Happening to Former Literary ‘It Girl’ Tama Janowitz

The author of ‘Slaves of New York’ dishes on male reviewers, passing fame, and the satire of bad luck

Sentimental Journey

In the new collected stories of Nathan Englander, and in his revised Haggadah, Jews cling tenuously to the easily broken chains of tradition

Sundown: Iran Sanctions, They’re Working

Plus Michael Lerner victimized again, Jacobi Press, and more

Higher Truth

In her new book, critic Ruth Franklin argues for why the Holocaust is best understood through fiction

Hearing Voices

When a writer sits down to work, a cacophony of personalities sits down with him

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