A new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society offers Jewish-inflected insight into superhero history—but misses some opportunities to broaden the discussion
Our caped crusaders have a lot to do with our anxieties about Jewish identity. It’s time we found more meaningful alternatives.
Fantastical title fights inspired by boxing’s ‘Fight of the Century’
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Recent superhero movies—Green Lantern, Thor, Superman—are terrible. The solution? Hollywood should make these heroes more Jewish.
He prefers ‘rootless cosmopolitan’
Two books scratch too hard at superheroes’ identities