A 2006 Woody Allen film festival in Manhattan screened more than 30 of the New York master’s movies. One writer tried to go to every one of them.
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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Notoriously private filmmaker opens up in documentary, says Annie Hall just “okay”
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
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.
Plus, a dispatch from the flotilla, the properly sized bagel, and more
Plus, the most Jewish HBO series yet, and more
Broadway! Woody! Elaine May! A Coen brother!
Plus a liver becomes a man, and more
Plus whom Anne Frank belongs to, and more
Site of famous coaster up for sale
Plus your definitive Jewish Silly Bandz comparison, and more
Plus the politics of Israeli daylight savings time, and more
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.
Says decade-old study still worth bragging about
Plus Woody goes electric, and more
A haftorah of messiahs and mindfulness
Plus Woody speaks up for justice, and more in the news
Morris Dickstein on ‘Greenberg’
Sam Lipsyte’s novel The Ask and Noah Baumbach’s movie Greenberg breathe new life into the figure of the shlemiel
Plus post-Holocaust Picassos, Vampire Weekend’s Jewishness, and more
All the articles from our weeklong series
Why Jewish producers kept Jewish women off stage and screen
A confusing request, faint praise, and a comic memoir
Reviews in from Venice Film Festival premiere
Leaves the director clueless about a lot
Harold Ramis and Woody Allen get mostly panned
The jam-packed films of Arnaud Desplechin
Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival