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The reading of a poem is demanding in a way that listening to a song is not. And it is that difficulty that makes poetry more of a counterculture event than even the most avant-garde song, especially given our increasingly limited attention spans.

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You just can’t look at people in bars and restaurants in Odessa and not imagine them as something out of Babel.

Edward Serotta


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Lucian Freud’s Fat Lady Sings

MAY 21, 2019

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A Conversation With Marjorie Perloff

APRIL 1, 2019

The fearlessly outspoken critic and Stanford titan on the contemporary poetry canon, the complexities of O.J. Simpson, and the non-Zen of John Cage


The Kabbalah of Rothko

FEBRUARY 23, 2018

In the gap between transcendental and concrete experience, 48 years after the painter’s death


Peter Saul Sabotages Everything, Including Himself

NOVEMBER 30, 2017


Powerless in the Face of Beauty: Helena Rubinstein at the Jewish Museum

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An exhibit about the cosmetics queen shows at what cost she taught women to power their way through beauty’s slow fade

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Vol. 2, Issue 34: Sept. 15-21 • Yom Kippur readings on Jonah, ‘shnuddering,’ atonement, mortality, and Leonard Cohen; an S.Y. Agnon story; recipes for your break fast, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 33: Sept. 8-14 • Rosh Hashanah, beekeeping, the return of COVID mandates, Babel in Odessa, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 32: Sept. 1-7 • Religion on Zoom and in public schools, a Civil War novel’s underappreciated author, a FIFA bribe exposé, coffee culture, and more

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