On Global Smurf Day, Roi Ben-Yehuda looks at the show’s misogynist and anti-Semitic tendencies.
Laura Hodes goes to see “The Last Act of Lilka Kadison,” a play at Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company about the magic of the theater.
Josh Lambert lauds “Farm 54,” a series of graphic short stories by brother and sister Gilad and Galit Seliktar set in rural Israel of the 1980s.
Philologos explains the hubbub in Israel over the wording of the Yizkor prayer.
Gordon Haber agrees: David Mamet is off his keel.
Jerome Chanes reviews “Bismark: A Life” by Jonathan Steinberg.
Lisa Traiger looks back on the career of Liz Lerman as she steps down from leading the Maryland-based Dance Exchange.
Jordana Horn reviews “The Names of Love” and the trend of ditzy heroines in French films.