Life Is Short, Art Is Important: Hilton Kramer

Shivah Stars

Unclean

Julian Schnabel’s controversial film Miral, like this week’s parasha, is a meditation on impurity. But while the Torah decries the risks of impurity, the movie extols its virtues.

Piece Plan

Julian Schnabel’s Miral, a sympathetic portrayal of four Palestinian women over nearly 50 years, is neither what its defenders claim nor what its detractors allege. It is a collection of fragments that ultimately doesn’t hold together.

Sundown: Israeli Strikes Kill Eight

Plus, the new Coney Island hot dog, and more

Sundown: Helen Thomas in the Centerfold

Plus Hamas clamps down, Schnabel on Schnabel, and more

Sundown: Controversy Over Schnabel Film

Plus what Abbas says and whom he says it to, Neil!, and more

Vanessa Redgrave Backs Israel

And criticizes Toronto Film Fest protestors in ‘NYRB’

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