Looking for tracks to my father’s unobtainable past, in old Jewish New York
Lessons from the first day of class on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the early 1950s
The East German-Bulgarian Holocaust movie ‘Sterne,’ screening this weekend at the New York Jewish Film Festival, is one of a group of visceral films made in Communist countries by or with people who survived the war
Sixty years after the Suez Crisis, two new histories of the Egypt-Israel conflict try to garner lessons on the Mideast and American power in a changing world
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
The Israeli’s magnum opus, ‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow,’ is so good, it should have existed
Jonathan Lethem’s new novel ‘Dissident Gardens’ traces three generations of American Jewish radicalism
Crime writer Ed Lacy died 45 years ago. Few knew he was also a New Yorker contributor and communist darling.
Kevin Dutton’s new best-seller rehashes Norman Mailer’s ideas on deviance, but it leaves out Jewish men
Artists, particularly in theater, are still plagued by the slur “Gay Commie Jew.” But how did it come about?
A ghostly chaise at Grossinger’s, rubble at the Concord, and other photos of once-great Catskills resorts
Herschel Silverman, a poet and candy store owner from Bayonne, N.J., was immortalized and befriended by Allen Ginsberg. At 85, the beat goes on.
Herman Wouk wrote a foundational text for American postwar Modern Orthodoxy, and for the emancipated Jewish literature in its wake
Did Jewishness inform Robert Frank’s photographic vision?