The grand rabbi of song turns 81
The singer has had better songs, but his new record captures his ideas more clearly than ever
At 80, the prophet is still busy at work
Moscow produces most insufferable cover yet of Leonard Cohen’s classic
A look at Leonard Cohen’s top five concert appearances
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Featuring Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, and Idan Raichel
A song, a bard, a real estate mogul, and a famous property
Plus Barbara Walters is retiring
A question from last night’s four-hour Leonard Cohen concert
The comic wasn’t butchering Leonard Cohen’s classic. He was rescuing it.
Phil Spector and Leonard Cohen’s incredible album, released 35 years ago, is a time capsule of American pop music
The rabbi turns 78
It’s time we update our pantheon of Emotional Canadian Jews: Like Leonard Cohen and Drake, William Shatner lays his soul on the track with abandon
Leonard Cohen releases his 12th album, Old Ideas. The troubadour and poet hasn’t always been popular, but he is always profound.
Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen, U’netaneh Tokef: On Yom Kippur, finding redemption is a matter of laying down the right soundtrack
Plus, Perry’s Jewish problem, Pollard’s secret, and more
Boy met girl. Boy married girl. But girl is Jewish, and boy is not. Now I’m a goy, part of a growing community of non-Jews with Jewish spouses, Jewish children, and a special connection to Judaism
What are the 100 greatest Jewish songs ever? Tablet Magazine’s musicologists rank them all, from sacred to pop to hip-hop, from Rabbi Akiva to Amy Winehouse.
Achievements of lifetimes not ready for primetime
Musical selections to put you in the mood for atonement
With concert in Israel this week, after recovering from food poisoning
Israel begs Cohen to add one more show
A Jewish Valentine? Bring on the heartbreak
He plays Tel Aviv in September
Leonard Cohen, a Roman holiday, and more in the news
Now, I heard there was a secret chord…
The polarizing power of Leonard Cohen’s classic song
With a new documentary and a book of poems, Leonard Cohen is primed for a comeback. For Suzanne Snider, he never went away.