About Mark Cohen

Mark Cohen has written about Jewish history and literature in American Jewish History, Saul Bellow Journal, Modern Judaism, Journal of Jewish StudiesMidstream and other journals. He is the editor of Missing a Beat: The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim.

Seymour Krim and Intellectuals

By April 2, 2010

So you want to be an intellectual. Well, that’s not surprising. "For two thousand years the main energies of Jewish communities . . . have gone into the mass production of intellectuals," the art critic Harold Rosenberg once wrote.  But … Read More

Black, Jews, and Seymour Krim

By March 9, 2010

"Oh, not another article on Black-Jewish relations!" is what anyone has the right to feel when the production of books, articles, seminars, and conferences on the subject over the past decades has amounted to what one scholar called an industry. … Read More

A Roundabout way to get to Seymour Krim

By February 26, 2010

Here’s a roundabout way to get to Seymour Krim, the forgotten Jewish Beat writer who was briefly a star in Greenwich Village after his articles on Jews, blacks, success, madness and other touchy topics were collected in his 1961 Views … Read More


By September 15, 2008

The recent blockbuster report in The New York Times that Julius Rosenberg really did spy for the Russians will make history. It has also changed my life. The New York Times has finally convinced me there’s only one plot twist … Read More