Two new biographies attempt to describe the Chabad leader, but can we ever fathom his ultimate aloneness?
From Paris to Benghazi to Dhaka to Kiev, France’s most prominent, and tireless, public philosopher is also its de facto statesman
How an academic field—marked by petty fighting, misguided ideological debates, and personal proximity to tragedy—doomed itself
The French film festival goes raw on depictions of incest, murder, DSK, Ukraine, Timbuktu, and stardom
The fight over alleged war crimes from 1948 is a window into the kaleidoscopic nature of history and memory in Israeli culture
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When one teen began bingeing and purging, there were places she could go, but her mother felt she had nowhere to turn