Black History Month: Jules Dassin’s militantly Black 1968 movie echoes American social tumult today
McCarthyism, woke-ism, and America’s war on humor and perversity
Two recent documentaries, one of them streaming tonight, try to unpack the McCarthyite Trump-whisperer—progenitor of the postmodern political world we now inhabit
A new biography revives the generous life of Salka Viertel, L.A. ‘salonnière,’ memoirist, ‘Garbo specialist,’ and Jewish mother to Hollywood stars
Communist, capitalist, zionist, and KGB spy—David Karr was a man of many lives
The great author, who would have turned 119 this weekend, used and abused his Jewish friend Harold Loeb. Why did Loeb take it?
The great screenwriter remembers a wartime visit to the Holy Land
On his 98th birthday, the sad story of one writer’s struggle with the bullying from within his own political party
Confessions of a Jewish teenage folkie
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
The principle, invoked on both sides of the ASA boycott debate, is unique in American law and reflects the special status of scholarship
How marrying Marilyn Monroe ruined Arthur Miller’s genius
Writer, former Communist, name-namer, and maybe bad for the Jews