Episode 81: Off the Rails filmmaker Adam Irving and Macy Halford, author of My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir
A bit review in ‘The New Yorker’ provides an unfortunate master class in how to relativize and de-emphasize the Holocaust’s unparalleled horrors
‘The New Yorker’ offers a master class in how not to respond to cheap alt-right provocations
After interacting with Assad’s murderous regime, a group of Western journalists and editors decided to tell the dictator’s ‘side of the story.’ Sorry is the state of American journalism and policymaking.
Were the following statements made about the Girls creator or Iran’s Supreme Leader?
Daphne Merkin talks about orphaned dolls, Swedish mattresses, and her ragbag of luminous essays
A tribute to the great Italian-Jewish memory artist, and enemy of Fascism, who died six years ago this week
Why has Ben Urwand’s new book been subjected to such damning responses?
The influential artist talks about his Jewish Museum retrospective, ‘Mad’ magazine, and how the Shoah trumps art all of the time
The late critic, my father, professor, and bon vivant is the unwitting star of a Berluti ad campaign
The pop-sci writer’s new ‘David and Goliath’ peddles counterintuitive stories but lacks a soul
How a family collaboration 12 years ago became an indelible part of history
Rachel Kushner’s new novel The Flamethrowers is overly cool and stylish. So, why do the critics swoon for her?
Thrill to the Jewish Philosopher Queen as she does battle with boring Nazis, The New Yorker, and Mossad
The author, publishing a new novel this week, talks about conversion, suffering, and life in Vermont
Not far from her village near Lebanon, the Israeli novelist—who published originally in English—talks war and books
After crafting dozens of fictional versions of exits and endings, the writer carefully manages his own
The recently discovered street photographer trained her lens on my family—and a lost, genteel world
Three decades after Saul Bellow fictionalized my love affair with the great art critic, it’s time for my version
After Tablet report, writer resigns from New Yorker and publisher halts sales of his book, Imagine
On his centennial, the kids’ illustrator and New Yorker and Daily Worker contributor is celebrated in Miami
Laura Secor discusses her new ‘New Yorker’ dispatch from Iran
Judah Loew’s lost golem wanders New York in search of answers and lands a job at a prestigious magazine. Is he really cut out for a desk job?
Michael Chabon may finally score a hit as a screenwriter for Disney’s new sci-fi flick John Carter. But will success in Hollywood ruin his fiction?
Alison Klayman went to China and found her big break. The documentary she made there, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, premiered at Sundance.
The Holocaust, Israel, and Jewish identity
The Canadian magazine Adbusters sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement. It also has a weakness for Israel-bashing conspiracy theories.
How poetry helped one scholar understand his mother
Hersh makes the case in ‘The New Yorker’
The edited typescript of “Eichmann in Jerusalem” reveals New Yorker editor William Shawn’s meticulous work