Today on Tablet
The stage, the couch, and the capital
Tablet Magazine’s executive editor Jesse Oxfeld interviews Mark Saltzman on his new play, The Tin Pan Alley Rag, which brings together Irving Berlin and Scott Joplin. Hadara Graubart recounts how an imperfect therapist gave her something she didn’t know she needed. Danielle O’Steen explores an exhibit on Jewish life in Washington under Abraham Lincoln, and offers a slide show in case you can’t make it to D.C. Plus, we’ll roll out new updates to The Scroll all day.
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