Marshall Berman, Marxist Humanist Mensch

Remembering the author, who died yesterday at 72

Wayne Koestenbaum’s Seriously Campy, Anti-Dandy, Big Gay Collection of Essays

The virtuoso of queer theory’s rhetorically playful and nuanced prose on AIDS, Lana Turner, and the ‘imminence of nothingness’

Susan Sontag Tells All

The newly published second volume of the great critic’s journals reveals her transformation from hedonistic revolutionary to elitist enforcer

Working Glass

A Jewish Museum exhibit on the New York Photo League shows how its photographers fetishized poverty for the sake of propaganda

Talking Asses

The misguided prophet Balaam—who knew that words have meanings and must be used judiciously—should be the patron saint of the Internet

It Happened On Their Birthdates

Jewish history, the day you were born

Role Model

Sigrid Nunez’s memoir of Susan Sontag in the 1970s shows the polarizing thinker in a rarely seen light—as mentor, hero, and muse

Yoram Kaniuk Wins Sapir Prize For Literature

Billie Holiday kissed and hated the Tablet contributor

Sundown: Syrian Stonewalling Called Out

Plus whom Anne Frank belongs to, and more

Sundown: Iran Falls Into Self-Parody

Plus, long live @Mayor Emanuel!

Debbie Friedman in Full

Controversy sprouts over late singer’s sexuality

Nowhere Man

The poet Joseph Brodsky, kicked out of the USSR and never fully at ease writing in English, was a man of many residences and few homes, as a new biography shows

On Cinematography

Susan Sontag, in a rare turn as filmmaker, visited a traumatized Israel in 1973

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