Svetlana Boym, the Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literatures at Harvard University, is a writer and an artist. She is the author of The Future of Nostalgia, Another Freedom: The Alternative History of an Idea, a play The Woman Who Shot Lenin, and a novel Ninochka. She is working on a film based on the story of her refugee camp.
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Half a century after its release, the film’s historical inaccuracies glare
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Offs Bibi, Hillary and now Senator Robert Menendez
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Remembering the legendary Grey Gardens documentarian, who died at 88
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It’s time for mainstream Jewish organizations to engage Jews of color
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Prime Minister’s office denies document published by Israeli media
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An unpublished 1965 study offers a glimpse of a community at a crossroads
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Comedian spreads message of wife Jessica Seinfeld’s Fatherhood Initiative
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But seriously you definitely haven’t
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Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr added to school district calendars
By Ben Judah — In the second of a five-part series, how a rotting post-industrial city became Britain’s anti-Zionist capitalBy Pini Dunner and Menachem Butler — The influential rabbi takes a walk in 1923By Lee Smith — The difference between Big America and Small America, and between Obama and Netanyahu
The Book of Esther doesn't mention God. Robert Alter's new translation shows that's just one way the biblical text is unique.
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.
Matthew Fishbane accompanied a group of would-be Jews as they made aliyah from rural India, led by an unlikely activist
Israel Story, Episode 6: No valentines, just a fatwa, a shidduch, some tears, and some laughter