Susan Shapiro offers an excerpt from her new novel, “Overexposed.”
Philologos takes a nibble of Italy’s “pizza ebraica dolce.”
Benjamin Ivry casts his gaze on Sweden’s Ernst Josephson, the “Jewish Edvard Munch.”
Tom Freudenheim appreciates a self-published book that’s not only a good read, but also offers a look at the seamy underside of pilfered Judaica.
Jenna Weissman Joselit dusts off the controversy over John Singer Sargent’s recently restored murals at the Boston Public Library.
And make sure to mark down the Forward’s upcoming evening of “Jewish Art for the New Millennium: 3 Alicias 3” at the Sixth Street Synagogue on August 24, featuring violinist Alicia Svigals, poet Alicia Ostriker and singer-songwriter Alicia Jo Rabins.