Sam Apple teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Schlepping Through the Alps and American Parent. His Twitter feed is @samapplemedia.

The Butcher of Desire; or Imagining Philip Roth

Tablet Original Fiction: Meet Phil the Kosher butcher, non-traditional writing student, counterfactual storyteller, Lothario


Lena Dunham or Ayatollah Ali Khamenei? A Quiz.

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


The Mohel of Myshkov; Or, If Gogol Had Been a Jew

A bris gone wrong comes back to haunt Pavel Zitskovich Bitsnikov


Good Cop, Bad Cop: Israel Diplomacy Edition

Imagining this month’s meeting among Netanyahu, Kerry, and Obama

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