About Jacob Silverman

Jacob Silverman's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, Tablet, and many other publications. He lives in New York and is also a contributing editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review. He tweets here.

Culture Kvetch: Our Post-Boston Marathon Bombing Reality

By May 1, 2013

What the newest film by Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri reveals about the aftermath of terror attacks Read More

Culture Kvetch: Philip Roth’s Victory Lap

By March 25, 2013

A new documentary about the 80-year-old reveals a writer still very much obsessed with death Read More

Culture Kvetch: Israel at the Oscars

By February 21, 2013

Why ‘Argo’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ aren’t the year’s most important geopolitical films Read More

Culture Kvetch: The Many Sides of ‘Yossi,’ Eytan Fox’s New Film

By January 30, 2013

A decade after ‘Yossi & Jagger,’ we’re reintroduced to a changed—but still grieving—protagonist Read More

Network Jews: Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on ‘Parks and Recreation’

By January 15, 2013

Why you should love the status-obsessed co-founder of the short-lived company Entertainment 720 Read More

Culture Kvetch: Beyond Nepotism

By January 9, 2013

From Lena Dunham to Nathaniel and Simon Rich, navigating the thorny distinction of privilege Read More

Culture Kvetch: Holiday Movies As History Books

By December 28, 2012

Why do we let Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Lincoln’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ become our record? Read More

Culture Kvetch: My Sheldon Adelson Complex

By December 6, 2012

The paradox of feeling defensive about a larger-than-life Jewish villain Read More