Yuri Slezkine’s Brilliant New ‘The House of Government’ Tells the Story of a Religion That Pretended to Be a Political Theory
Early Soviet elites living—and dying—in thrall to a totalitarian ideal
The YouTube star’s latest controversy is a warning against technology-addled solipsism
On the 20th anniversary of her death: How the influential Jewish apostate to Christianity and self-described ‘Hebrew-Christian’ Paul Philip Levertoff influenced the art and activism of his daughter
The French poet saw the coming collapse of civilization. A hundred years later, his ‘The Young Fate’ rings true anew.
Bookworm: So what if the festival of lights has some magic?
How the modern academic discipline of ‘Jewish Studies’ was invented in Renaissance England by the the greatest Christian Hebraist of the age
Golden City: Support #derkegnshtel and don’t be a seks farbrekher
The painter learns to ‘live Dada’
Painter William Pachner, ‘Esquire’ Illustrator and Famous Portraitist of Franklin Roosevelt, Dies at 102
Before his death, a visit to his studio in Woodstock, New York, where the Czech emigrant and underappreciated artist of the Holocaust found peace
The affecting new documentary ‘Bombshell’ is haunted by recordings of her lilting voice from the 1990s, after her descent into pop-culture hell
An amputated leg, a bitten-off penis, a 600-pound wrestler, and the great tonsil riot, among other examples of humanity’s glorious ineptitude, in ‘Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press’