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The Life and Painting of Mark Rothko

In a new biography, Annie Cohen-Solal looks at the immigrant child who changed modern art

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Why Mark Rothko Dropped Out of Yale

An excerpt from Annie Cohen-Solal’s new biography of one of the most influential American painters of the 20th century

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Rapfogel’s $5 Million Spree; Threat in Mumbai

Plus Mark Rothko and Shel Silverstein’s birthdays, and more in the news

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Sundown: Fear the Olmert?

Plus Jay-Z lights the menorah in Brooklyn

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Seeing Double

A Jewish literature is easy to identify. But defining Jewish art is a task of Talmudic complexity, as a new book, Jewish Art, makes clear.

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Body Image

An art historian tackles the thorny matter of Jews and figurative painting

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Sacred Spaces

Tobi Kahn and the art of creative reverence

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Paned Expressions

Though a bit tarnished, the Abstract Expressionist windows at Brooklyn’s Kingsway Jewish Center still glimmer