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American Master

In a PBS documentary debuting this weekend, comedy guru Robert Weide examines the life and work of Woody Allen, film’s iconic nebbishy New York Jew

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The Woodman

Your Vox Tablet preview

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Woody Allen, American Master

Notoriously private filmmaker opens up in documentary, says Annie Hall just “okay”

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Unhealthy Obsession

Hypochondria, long fodder for Jewish comedy, has real and debilitating costs for people suffering from it, their families and friends, and a healthcare system straining to treat them

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Unrepentant

Larry David, the antihero of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, is particular, a prig, and constantly aggrieved. But he’s fine with that—which is why, contrary to type, he’s not at all neurotic.

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Sundown: We Can Talk About It Now?

Plus, a dispatch from the flotilla, the properly sized bagel, and more

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Sundown: You Don’t Mess With the Hitch

Plus, the most Jewish HBO series yet, and more

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The Jewiest Thing That’s Ever Been Jewed

Broadway! Woody! Elaine May! A Coen brother!

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Sundown: State of the Israeli Union

Plus a liver becomes a man, and more

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Sundown: Syrian Stonewalling Called Out

Plus whom Anne Frank belongs to, and more

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Coney Island Winter

Site of famous coaster up for sale

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Sundown: Next They Take Manhattan?

Plus your definitive Jewish Silly Bandz comparison, and more

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Sundown: Much Talk, Little Peace

Plus the politics of Israeli daylight savings time, and more

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Dutch Treat

On the eve of his New York debut, an Amsterdam comedian reflects on Jewish funniness, the liberalism of the Netherlands, and Sarah Silverman. Plus a video preview.

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Jews Do It More

Says decade-old study still worth bragging about

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Sundown: The Fall of the AJCongress

Plus Woody goes electric, and more

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Spirited Away

A haftorah of messiahs and mindfulness

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Sundown: Rahm in Jerusalem

Plus Woody speaks up for justice, and more in the news

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The Evolution of the Jewish Asshole

Morris Dickstein on ‘Greenberg’

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Look Out!

Sam Lipsyte’s novel The Ask and Noah Baumbach’s movie Greenberg breathe new life into the figure of the shlemiel

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Sundown: Al Qaeda Think It’s Too Cool For Hamas

Plus post-Holocaust Picassos, Vampire Weekend’s Jewishness, and more

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Jewish Body Week

All the articles from our weeklong series

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Why Jewish producers kept Jewish women off stage and screen

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Sundown: In Lieu of Flowers

A confusing request, faint praise, and a comic memoir

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New Solondz Film Tackles Pedophilia, Bar Mitzvahs

Reviews in from Venice Film Festival premiere

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Woody Allen’s Rarified Palate

Leaves the director clueless about a lot

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Weak, in Review

Harold Ramis and Woody Allen get mostly panned

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Ceaseless Spirit

The jam-packed films of Arnaud Desplechin

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Deconstructing Harry and Crimes And Misdemeanors…That’s All, Folks!

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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Zelig and The Front

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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