The Arty Semite

Out and About

By Ezra Glinter

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  • Israel’s biggest outdoor sculpture exhibition is happening now in Jerusalem.

  • Sam Roberts reviews “Jews and Booze” for The New York Times. Read Jenny Hendrix’s review of the book for the Forward here.

  • Adam Kirsch leafs through the letters of Joseph Roth.

  • Millionare music mogul Alan Melzer left $1 million to his driver and $500,000 to his doorman.

  • On the Los Angeles Review of Books podcast, Art Spiegelman talks “MetaMaus” with Van Dyke Parks.

  • An Israeli artists union is holding an exhibit for immigrant artists.

  • The latest issue of “Text/Context” is out, with essays by Deborah E. Lipstadt, Sara Y. Aharon and Eddy Portnoy.

  • Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Epstein on “Welcome Back, Kotter,” has died at age 60.


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