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In Paris, PEN Boycott Makes Americans Look Like Crude Provincials

Why the political and cultural battles being fought here have nothing to do with what happened over there

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Editor Misreads Press Release, Thinks He Won MacArthur Genius Grant

A case of mistaken MacArthur identity

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‘Animal House: The J Street Sequel’

The group fights back after being kept out of the Conference of Presidents

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Good Cop, Bad Cop: Israel Diplomacy Edition

Imagining this month’s meeting among Netanyahu, Kerry, and Obama

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Another Year, Another Man

The prize should have gone to Atwood or Lahiri—or, better yet, Munro

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Philip Roth Wins Nobel Prize

The renowned writer, who plumbed Jewish identity and became an American master, adds the biggest laurel to his crown

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How the King of Shmutz Won the World

This award proves, once and for all, that Roth isn’t too obscene. Nor is he too American, or too male, or too Jewish.

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And So, He Won

Why Philip Roth shouldn’t have won the Nobel prize

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Philip Roth, Master of Deception

The Nobel laureate chronicled the American Jewish Experience

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Jewish Comedy Turns Sane

Once an institutionalized mental patient, the comic Moshe Kasher unleashes his psychological self-abuse in the new memoir Kasher in the Rye

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I Know What You Flew Last Summer

Brushing up on tips from the JetBlue-El Al partnership

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End of the World

Novelists Gary Shteyngart and Joshua Cohen discuss their dark visions of the future

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What I Am Going to Write This Summer

Time has arrived to rock the world of fiction

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A Fine Mess

How a filmmaker turned his movie flop into a groundbreaking book

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Presidential Hopeful

So what if he’s in diapers? He waves! He smiles! What more could you want in a leader?

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Managed Care

Rattled by a sudden lack of indifference

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A Place for Us

What’s more unlikely than a romantic comedy

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Reefer Madness

When the going gets good, the unfortunate lights a spliff

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Plot Heavy

How two books about conspiracy theories get it wrong

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Survivor Challenge

Ten years after Jerry Seinfeld got caught necking during Schindler’s List, reverence for the Holocaust still makes Larry David squirm