Miss Bossypants Meets Virginia Woolf in ‘The Fame Lunches’

Daphne Merkin talks about orphaned dolls, Swedish mattresses, and her ragbag of luminous essays

Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses: The Opera

The 1960s battle for Lower Manhattan gets the ultimate dramatic rendering

Norman Goodman’s Final Jury Duty Summons

Longtime New York County Clerk retiring after 45 years in court

Invisible Man: Has the Soviet Philip Roth Found Peace in a Cemetery in Queens?

Sergei Dovlatov’s self-obsession prefigured the grim humor of post-Soviet American Jewish Lit

Ferguson on the Hudson

Why the anti-Semitism present in other recent protests almost kept me from this important one

What’s in a Building’s Name?

Looking to Maimonides for guidelines on philanthropic giving

Sitting Shiva for the Polish Tea Room

Broadway’s iconic, unassuming Jewish café to close at the end of the year

What’s in a Name? Ask Seth Cohen

The NYC resident is on a mission to locate and meet every other Seth Cohen

The Bronx Kosher Deli That Could

Liebman’s Kosher Deli offers a no-frills experience—and diners eat it up

New York Jewish Jazz Genius Bill Charlap Channels Beauty and Truth in 88 Keys

Starting a two-week stand at the Village Vanguard, the lyrical master interprets song for his own purposes

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