A Philosophically Funny New Pop Musical Asks, What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Rising songwriter Gaby Alter brings ‘Nobody Loves You,’ about love, ontology, and reality TV, to an off-Broadway debut

Robert Alter Wants Us To Think More Seriously About the Bible as Literature

The scholar, critic, and masterful translator remains dedicated to uncovering the full subtlety and intelligence of the stories in sacred texts

Today on Tablet

Taking a stand on the Armenian genocide, and more

Counter-Revelations

In his subtle translations of the Bible’s Wisdom Books—Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job—Robert Alter highlights the canon’s subversive side

Academic Question

San Francisco’s Federation puts new restrictions on its grants, worrying Bay Area Jewish-studies profs

On the Bookshelf

Irène Némirovsky’s Paris

Today on Tablet

Pro-Jewish populism, the Biblical American canon, and more

Heirs to the Throne

In a new book, Robert Alter examines the debt American literature owes to the King James Bible

A Graphic Take on ‘Genesis’

From Robert Crumb, with a little help from Robert Alter

The Good of A Bad Man

How Stanley Elkin hit his stride

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