Eight books to go along with the High Holidays
Jon Natchez of Yellow Ostrich, whose album, Strange Land, is out today, is a talented instrumentalist and a smart, funny guy. We talk to him about the new album, his experience as a side man, and why his junior high school nickname was Woody Allen
From Jews getting literary about Jeremy Lin to more thoughts on Hasidic memoirs.
If you don’t know Deborah Feldman yet, you will soon.
Natalie Portman signs on to work with Terrence Malick for two movies. Jews and film geeks both celebrate.
This week: From the birthday of Philip Glass to essays in The Believer, we’ve got you covered.
In his latest book, “The Flame Alphabet,” Ben Marcus imagines a world where the voices of children kill. We talk to him about how it’s his most conventional work to date.
For so long I hoped to find where people my age prayed. I have slowly begun to find some pieces of the answer.