The Arty Semite

Out and About

By Ezra Glinter

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  • Forward artist-in-residence Eli Valley interviews Drew Friedman, author of “Old Jewish Comedians: a Visual Encyclopedia.”

  • The Klezmatics are scheduled to appear on Conan O’Brien tonight. Tune in!

  • If you’re in New York, celebrate the second night of Hanukkah at Southpaw with The Shondes, Yiddish Princess and Schmekel.

  • The New York Times talks up the Sephardic Music Festival.

  • The Atlantic features an excerpt from “Shadows in Winter: A Memoir of Love and Loss” by Eitan Fishbane.

  • The A.V. Club talks to Jeremy Piven about his new film, “I Melt With You.”

  • Roman Polansky gets a career spanning retrospective in Toronto.’

  • “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon lauched Chicago’s Jewish United Fund’s campaign kick-off.

  • Christopher Byrd visits Alfred Kazin’s Brownsville.

  • Take a look at the New York Public Library’s collection of Yiddish posters.

  • Eleven photographers try to reframe the conversation around Israel.


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