“Casino Jack,” the Jack Abramoff biopic starring Kevin Spacey, opens today. Read our review from the Toronto International Film Festival here.
Joshua Furst bugs out at an Icelandic adaptation of Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” featuring music by Nick Cave.
Jo-Ann Mort reads through two of the Arab world’s pre-eminent poets.
Gordon Haber investigates one of New York’s biggest wheeler-dealers.
Philologos tests the waters.
Tom L. Freudenheim admires the paintings of neglected Jewish artist Meijer de Haan.
Jake Marmer delves into the poetry of Aharon Shabtai.
And on the heels of today’s post about “A Jewish Girl in Shanghai,” Ross Perlin, “A New York Jew in China,” takes a look at Chinese attitudes toward Jews: