Intellectual skywriting with James Wood, Harold Bloom, and more!
Hell, we discovered the thing
Reviewers of David Grossman’s To the End of the Land have confused the author’s grief with his artistry—and have misread the book
Novelist defeats favorites McCarthy, Carey
Israeli novelist accepts his lot
Jews have always had a special connection to magazines, and it’s Jews—like Sidney Harman, new owner of Newsweek—who will reinvent them
A haftorah of dreams and delusions
How a vintage Israeli pop song became an international summer camp sensation
Plus PR amateur hour, and more
Conservative impresario prepares a Mideast site
Who will make The New Yorker’s under-40 cut?
On the Golan, Hamas, and—yes—J Street
Malcolm Gladwell, panelists discuss their former faiths
Plus is the construction freeze bad for the environment?
One word for it might be ‘nagging’
Old-school Jewish class distinctions in blogger’s ‘New Yorker’ riposte
Hits 2nd Avenue Deli, makes dumb joke
It’s so much worse than ‘Basterds’
The Jewish right-wing pundit as classic neocon
New film is Jewish, in a non-Borscht Belt way
A fiction writer opens up his book to readers
How William Steig’s inner turmoil changed him