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Lena Dunham or Ayatollah Ali Khamenei? A Quiz.

Were the following statements made about the Girls creator or Iran’s Supreme Leader?

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Miss Bossypants Meets Virginia Woolf in ‘The Fame Lunches’

Daphne Merkin talks about orphaned dolls, Swedish mattresses, and her ragbag of luminous essays

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Forgotten Stars of the Old New Yorker: Arturo Vivante

A tribute to the great Italian-Jewish memory artist, and enemy of Fascism, who died six years ago this week

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Hollywood and the Nazis, Revisited

Why has Ben Urwand’s new book been subjected to such damning responses?

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Q&A With Art Spiegelman, Creator of ‘Maus’

The influential artist talks about his Jewish Museum retrospective, ‘Mad magazine, and how the Shoah trumps art all of the time

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How Stanley Edgar Hyman Jumped Into Madison Avenue Luxury

The late critic, my father, professor, and bon vivant is the unwitting star of a Berluti ad campaign

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Malcolm Gladwell Has a Theory for Everything—Except Inscrutability

The pop-sci writer’s new ‘David and Goliath’ peddles counterintuitive stories but lacks a soul

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Art Spiegelman’s 9/11 ‘New Yorker’ Cover

How a family collaboration 12 years ago became an indelible part of history

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The Mythmakers

Rachel Kushner’s new novel The Flamethrowers is overly cool and stylish. So, why do the critics swoon for her?

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Hannah Arendt, Guilty Pleasure

Thrill to the Jewish Philosopher Queen as she does battle with boring Nazis, The New Yorker, and Mossad

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Jamaica Kincaid Is Still Jewish

The author, publishing a new novel this week, talks about conversion, suffering, and life in Vermont

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Shani Boianjiu Goes Home Again

Not far from her village near Lebanon, the Israeli novelist—who published originally in English—talks war and books

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Is Roth Really Done?

After crafting dozens of fictional versions of exits and endings, the writer carefully manages his own

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Vivian Maier’s Jewish Chicago: A Reminiscence, as a New Doc Tries to Revive Her Story

The recently discovered street photographer trained her lens on my family—and a lost, genteel world

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My Harold Rosenberg: Saul Bellow Fictionalized My Love Affair—Now Here’s My Version

Three decades after Saul Bellow fictionalized my love affair with the great art critic, it’s time for my version

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Aftermath from the Jonah Lehrer Story

After Tablet report, writer resigns from New Yorker and publisher halts sales of his book, Imagine

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Syd Hoff’s Cartoon Life

On his centennial, the kids’ illustrator and New Yorker and Daily Worker contributor is celebrated in Miami

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On the Ground in the Islamic Republic

Laura Secor discusses her new ‘New Yorker’ dispatch from Iran

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Information, Please

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?

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Fantasyland

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?

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Ai Report

Alison Klayman went to China and found her big break. The documentary she made there, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, premiered at Sundance.

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The Only Girl We Ever Love?

The Holocaust, Israel, and Jewish identity

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Busted

The Canadian magazine Adbusters sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement. It also has a weakness for Israel-bashing conspiracy theories.

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Roman nature

How poetry helped one scholar understand his mother

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Is the Iranian Bomb a Red Herring?

Hersh makes the case in ‘The New Yorker’

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Hannah Arendt’s Draft of History

The edited typescript of “Eichmann in Jerusalem” reveals New Yorker editor William Shawn’s meticulous work

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A Podcaster Extraordinaire

Congratulating the ASME winner

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All of Scientology’s Denials

A fresh look at Lawrence Wright’s reporting on the church

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Israel’s Paper of Record

Remnick, of The New Yorker, on Haaretz

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Jacobson’s Politics and England’s Jews

Intellectual skywriting with James Wood, Harold Bloom, and more!