A new genre of journalism brings up the good, the bad, and the ugly of liberal soul-searching
Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out
Art-world pervert flaunts mirrored balloons, oodles of cash at the Whitney
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?
Brian Schwadron studied with indigenous healers around the world. Now he’s using what he learned to create wedding banquets.
Roman Jews have had a long love affair with tomatoes. This recipe for oven-browned ‘pomodori a mezzo’ will show you why.
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
U.S. ambassador to Syria blames Russia, Iran for enabling slaughter
Plus, Ford on Syria, Kat Power cancels Israel concert, and more in the news
Plus Arab League proposes Syrian regime change, and more in the news
Plus the crisis moves toward Syria, and more in the news
Vetoed U.N. sanctions still betray which way the wind is blowing
Plus Congress halts some aid to Palestinians, and more in the news
Neoconservatives about-face on U.S. envoy to Syria
Plus ‘Islamic liberalism,’ Perry fisked, and more
Plus Israel clears out embassy in Jordan, and more in the news
Envoy angrily rebuts lie that most Syrian protesters are ‘terrorists’
Plus Kletzky dad sues confessed killer, and more
Yet Turkey, the U.S., and others still seem to hope Assad will come around
In face of horrors and condemnations, engagement still continues
The recent massacres in Oslo, Norway, and Hama, Syria, were both carried out by heartless sociopaths. Why does one of them—Syria’s Bashar al-Assad—continue to enjoy diplomatic relations with Washington?
Obama condemns assault on civilians, again stops short of demanding ouster
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority