The Arty Semite

This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

By Ezra Glinter

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  • John Semley goes behind the scenes of “Barney’s Version.”

  • I profile musician, filmmaker, photographer and folk revivalist John Cohen.

  • Glenn C. Altschuler reviews a new book about Harry Gold, a “disciplined, smart, lonely, pathetic and oddly appealing” Soviet spy.

  • Benjamin Ivry takes a fresh look at the polarizing French philosopher Jacques Derrida.

  • Philologos elucidates the possible Biblical allusions in the Stuxnet computer virus.

  • Jerome A. Chanes examines two different approaches to the age-old association of Jews, money and capitalism.

  • And on the Forverts video channel, Itzik Gottesman talks to Argentinean-born Yiddish actress Shifre Lerer on the occasion of her 95th birthday:


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