One reason Fred Waitzkin’s work, outside of Searching for Bobby Fischer, is not as well known as it might be is that it doesn’t respect time-honored boundaries between fiction and nonfiction.
Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
This is a film for another moment in time, an imaginary if not necessarily utopian moment when being Jewish is less roiled and bedeviled from within and without.
Literary critic Harold Bloom passed away at the age of 89 two days ago; here’s an illuminating interview with Bloom from 2005.
It’s as if critics of silent films were barred from discussing talkies, or devotees of black and white were banned from discussing color.
There’s something Shakespearian about the grasp of Philip Roth’s fiction.
Some of our critics talk about the books that meant the most to them over the past year.
Our demanding critics supply lists of books that piqued their interest this of the year.
There’s room to wonder if Vladmir Jabotinsky would have accepted Menachem Begin, Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu as his legitimate Zionist heirs.
What about today? Has Russia finally hit bottom and recovered? Is the political economy of vodka a thing of the past?