Allentown

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.

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

The Woodman

Your Vox Tablet preview

Woody Allen, American Master

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

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

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.

Sundown: We Can Talk About It Now?

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

Sundown: You Don’t Mess With the Hitch

Plus, the most Jewish HBO series yet, and more

The Jewiest Thing That’s Ever Been Jewed

Broadway! Woody! Elaine May! A Coen brother!

Sundown: State of the Israeli Union

Plus a liver becomes a man, and more

Sundown: Syrian Stonewalling Called Out

Plus whom Anne Frank belongs to, and more

Coney Island Winter

Site of famous coaster up for sale

Sundown: Next They Take Manhattan?

Plus your definitive Jewish Silly Bandz comparison, and more

Sundown: Much Talk, Little Peace

Plus the politics of Israeli daylight savings time, and more

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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