Lenny Bruce’s ‘obscene’ routines inspired Carlin whose views on the politics of language remain influential
Gwyneth Paltrow would never have pulled a stunt like that
The new TV show, starring two young Jewish women, may be as culturally significant as Lenny Bruce or Joey Ramone
Clarinetist David Krakauer unites iconic films, animation, and a swinging sextet in a rollicking multimedia project
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
Kevin Dutton’s new best-seller rehashes Norman Mailer’s ideas on deviance, but it leaves out Jewish men
The comic’s political videos are actually the worst representation of the president’s subtlety and values
The genius of Steely Dan talks blacks, Jews, and Lenny Bruce—and his new record, Sunken Condos
Acknowledging the comic’s gift to Zappa, Mailer, Roth, and the other macho titans of eccentric 1960s pop
In his Arab-despot farce, Sacha Baron Cohen tries too hard to get under the skin of Arabs, Jews, and Americans
With A Dreamers Christmas, subversive jazz musician John Zorn makes a straightforward holiday album that’s radical in its own way
Fifty years after his famous midnight concert in Carnegie Hall, Lenny Bruce is as famous as ever. But he’s still much more a prophet than a comedian.
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