What does real cultural progress look like?
The Dead’s frontman would have turned 75 today. His Jewish followers are undying.
On the young wizard’s 37th birthday, 20 years after the launch of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ a look at how the series is still many children’s first introduction to the concept of evil
The iconoclastic Yale computer scientist, writer, painter, and lover of Medieval art has strong ideas about how America should be
A recent joint exhibit at the Vatican Museum and the Jewish Museum of Rome traced the surprising and enduring significance of the seven-branched golden object that entered ‘the temporal web of the history of humankind’
The American master of horror and the Yiddish writer have a surprising amount in common, including a disdain for humanism and its platitudes
‘Jane Austen: The Secret Radical,’ reassesses the writer and new face of the £10 note as Jewishly attentive to the complex moral challenges of life
Will we do it again?
Victor Ripp’s ‘Hell’s Traces’ is a fine meditation on trying to make sense of history’s ultimate senseless act of violence
Jackie Chan meets the Chinese Oskar Schindler in Israeli-Romanian co-production ‘Exodus to Shanghai’
Art, death, sex, and pedagogy, in a new collection of prose poems, ‘My Vibe’
Amos Oz, A.B. Yehoshua, Etgar Keret, Jonathan Safran Foer, Paul Auster, Michael Chabon, Meir Shalev, Ayelet Waldman, Nicole Krauss, and Bernard-Henri Lévy