Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

thescroll_header

Kindle Single #1

And a new ‘Diasporist,’ today on Tablet

Print Email

There’s a lot of exciting news today in Tablet Magazine. Most prominent is our publication of “The Rescuer,” the maiden voyage of a new partnership with Amazon Kindle Singles. Regular readers are familiar with our commitment, spearheaded by literary editor David Samuels and senior editor Matthew Fishbane, to publish ambitious, revelatory longform journalism. This goal will, we hope, be further enriched by our collaboration with Kindle Singles, which begins with a riveting, important story by the brilliant Dara Horn.

In 1941, a young Harvard-educated classicist named Varian Fry arrived in occupied France on a daring mission to rescue more than 2,000 of Europe’s leading writers, artists, and intellectuals from the Nazis. Hounded by the Gestapo, he smuggled Marcel Duchamp, Marc Chagall, Hannah Arendt, and dozens of other 20th-century cultural luminaries out of France and brought them to America. So, why did even the people Fry saved want to forget him? In this fascinating psychological profile, acclaimed novelist Horn, chosen by Granta as one of the 25 best young novelists in America, follows the peculiar life and legacy of an American Oskar Schindler. You don’t need a Kindle to read this piece; just follow the download instructions here. And to hear more about the making of it, check out the Vox Tablet podcast with Dara.

Next, I’m thrilled to welcome Irin Carmon, one of our favorite contributors, to our stable of columnists. One of our most popular columns has been The Diasporist, penned from its start by contributing editor Michelle Goldberg. Michelle will be going on hiatus to cover the presidential campaign for The Daily Beast, and Irin will be picking up her mantle. Currently a staff writer at Salon, where she writes about politics and culture, Irin was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30″ in Media, and received the Hillman Foundation’s Sidney award for her reporting on the Mississippi “Personhood” battle. An Israeli raised in the United States, she speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Portuguese. And she holds multiple passports, though one of them, as she writes in her first Diasporist column, recently went awry—with very unexpected consequences.

The Rescuer
Who Shall Live
End of the Line

Print Email

COMMENTING CHARGES
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180

WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.

I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at letters@tabletmag.com. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.

We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.

2000

Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Kindle Single #1

And a new ‘Diasporist,’ today on Tablet

More on Tablet:

Landmark Gay Rights Protest Turns 50

By Jonathan Zalman — Today we celebrate the anniversary of the first-ever march on Washington, led by Frank Kameny