The Arty Semite

This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

By Ezra Glinter

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  • Benjamin Ivry retrospects to the work of surrealist painter Felix Nussbaum.

  • Philologos unpacks the reference to Cordoba in “Cordoba House.”

  • Joel Schalit sends a letter from Berlin about living in “Eurabia.”

  • Jerome A. Chanes reads Robert Alter’s reading of the King James Bible.

  • Forward Editor Jane Eisner reviews Sharon Pomerantz’s debut novel “Rich Boy,” a book about Philadelphia Jews from the wrong side of the tracks.

  • Joshua Furst goes to see Randy “The Ethicist” Cohen’s play, “The Punishing Blow” (which he previously wrote about for The Arty Semite, here).

  • On The Sisterhood, Sarah Seltzer puts together a ‘Women’s Equality Day’ reading list and weighs in on the fracas over Jonathan Franzen’s new novel and The New York Times’ reviewing practices.

  • If you missed our “3 Alicias 3” event on August 24, you can watch the video here.

  • And on the Forverts Video Channel, Alex Dafner reports from Australia’s “Yiddish Melbourne” radio show:

Yiddish Melbourne - SBS Yiddish Radio Program from Forverts on Vimeo.


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