Bad-Sex Fiction Finalists Announced

Philip Roth and Amos Oz make list of year’s worst literary sex scenes

Upstaged

In ‘The Humbling,’ Philip Roth imagines an actor grappling with the waning of his gifts

Tina Brown Interviews Philip Roth

Gushingly, about ‘The Humbling,’ dildoes, and the future of books

On the Bookshelf

New books on bodies visible and invisible

Jews Lose Nobel Prize

Literature award goes to Herta Mueller, not Oz or Roth

Sundown: Shop ’n’ Pray

Perennial prize-winners, fear of Christ, and Gibson’s luck

Sundown: In Praise of Freaks

Shyne is free, etrogs are inedible, and Roth wins again

Nikki Finke Calls David Remnick ‘This New Jersey Dentist’s Son’

Old-school Jewish class distinctions in blogger’s ‘New Yorker’ riposte

A Nobel for Amos Oz?

British bookies Ladbrookes favor him

British Novel About Aging Lithuanian-Born Jew

Adam Thirlwell’s latest gets mixed reaction

Is the ‘Juicebox Mafia’ Today’s ‘House Jews’

Are anti-Israeli Jews self-hating? And what should they be called?

Jewish Crooks

Our editor ponders Madoff, Dwek, and other shandes

Idol Chatter

In his essays, Leonard Michaels worried about the line between art and the profane

Sundown: Groovin’ to Philip Roth

An unlikely techno song, keg stands in the holy land, and diaspora equality

Party Animal

The enigmatic “Jew fairy” at the center of The Boys in the Band

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