Could Boris Gelfand become the first Israeli world chess champion?
Zackary Sholem Berger explores the Hasidic literary underground.
White-collar criminal Andrew G. Bodnar wasn’t just ordered to write a book as part of his sentence, he also considered “Call me a schlemiel” as the opening line.
New Yorker art editor Francoise Mouly talks to the Chicago Reader about picking covers, Maurice Sendak, and more.
A four-volume history of the Holocaust has been published in Farsi, for Iranians.
Film scholar Amos Vogel, who founded the New York Film Festival, has died at age 91.