When the voice of a generation became the man of a thousand masks, and what we—and he—lost
Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig’s anime series portrays the perils of Jewish assimilation in high society
Abbi Jacobson’s new illustrated memoir is, weirdly, not revealing enough
The comic’s new Netflix special is a masterpiece of emotionally honest, intimate, and hilarious comedy
Why deny myself the pleasure? There are reasons.
Rokhl’s Golden City: How Yiddish entered American pop culture, and how American pop culture penetrated the Yiddish vernacular
An outcry over a new show’s alleged fat-shaming may be more a crisis of criticism in the age of Twitter
A cheerful and unsentimental lesson in the might and magic of the free market
A Bravo series starring Israeli actress Inbar Lavi is a con game masking something real
The late television producer famed for ‘Hill Street Blues’ and ‘L.A. Law’ was more than just a great storyteller
May Day: The surprising Jewish origins of the animated character who taught a generation of Soviet children to be good communists
National Poetry Month: ‘Poetry in America,’ an ‘infectious’ new series from PBS, shows how verse isn’t merely the art of words
Ep. 131: Actor Joshua Malina and composer Hrishikesh Hirway, hosts of The West Wing Weekly podcast
Zvi Yehezkeli’s work is a riveting and often terrifying look into a continent in flux
What ‘The Simpsons’ can teach us about nationalism, identity, and the American future
Episode 109: Live from the JCC Manhattan, A.J. Jacobs on his new book about genealogy, and actor Kobi Libii on playing Cantor Duvid on Amazon’s ‘Transparent’
Our relationship with the Tom Hanks character is a lot like our relationship with God. Any questions?
The fourth season of ‘Transparent’ poses a real conundrum: Why are these people so awful?
A**hole or victim? ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ poses the existential question.
This fall season, Hollywood finally catches up with kabbalistic notions of repetition and reincarnation, giving us all one more shot at working through the stories of our lives
Episode 93: Actor Jonathan Frakes, better known as Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Toronto talk show host Fred Kuhr
Episode 92: Actor Stephen Tobolowsky tells us what it’s really like being Jewish in Hollywood and Esquire writer Stephen Marche breaks down modern gender dynamics
One’s a little bit silly, the other a lot like the Talmud
Saying goodbye to a channel that embodied the Founding Fathers’ authoritarian, socialist beliefs
In the drama’s new alternate PC universe, Hillary is President, domestic terrorism doesn’t exist, Israel is the bad guy in the Middle East, and Carrie Mathison is a mom who defends a teenager who supports ISIS on Facebook
Episode 75: David Duchovny and John Cleese
Never mind the Christian imagery: ‘Preacher’ is a show Abraham Joshua Heschel would’ve loved