The Arty Semite

Out and About: Jacob Frank, False Messiah; Joseph Cedar's Triumph at Cannes

By Ezra Glinter

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  • Allan Nadler reviews “The Mixed Multitude,” a study of “serial apostate, sexual deviant, messianic pretender and chameleonic charlatan” Jacob Frank.

  • Sara Ivry interviews David Unger about his novel “The Price of Escape,” the story of a German- Jewish refugee’s misadventures in Guatemala.

  • Filmmaker Saul Sudin on Lars Von Trier’s disgrace, and Joseph Cedar’s triumph, at Cannes.

  • Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” is burning up the box office.

  • Conductor James Levine should retire from The Met, argues Anthony Tommasini.

  • “To Life: A Broadway Celebration of Jewish Life” gets a rave review in Toronto.

  • Israeli MKs are seeking to revoke state funding from orchestras that perform at the Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, Germany.

  • Oscar-winning songwriter Joseph Brooks, who was facing charges for sexual assault, has killed himself.


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