Arts & Culture

Actor Shane Baker on Translating ‘Waiting for Godot’ into Yiddish

Actor Shane Baker on Translating ‘Waiting for Godot’ into Yiddish
By September 18, 2014

“A yid lebt mit bitokhn (a Jew lives with hope). For me, Beckett is all about hope.” Read More

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Artist Sara Erenthal Reflects on Her Ultra-Orthodox Upbringing, And Life Beyond

Artist Sara Erenthal Reflects on Her Ultra-Orthodox Upbringing, And Life Beyond
By September 9, 2014

She fled an arranged marriage at 17, joined the Israeli army, then backpacked through India. Her new exhibit in Brooklyn touches on her religious childhood and secular present. Read More

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These Two Clips Show Joan Rivers’ Timeless Comic Genius

These Two Clips Show Joan Rivers’ Timeless Comic Genius
By September 5, 2014

One from 1967, one from 2011. Bonus: they both contain allusions to necrophilia! Read More

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Anya Ulinich on Autobiography in Fiction, Drawing, and the Perverse Pleasures of OkCupid

Anya Ulinich on Autobiography in Fiction, Drawing, and the Perverse Pleasures of OkCupid
By September 4, 2014

Q&A with the author of “Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel” and “Petropolis” Read More

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Watch “Waiting for Godot” in Yiddish

Watch “Waiting for Godot” in Yiddish
By September 3, 2014

A.K.A. “Vartn af Godo” Read More

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“Lincoln’s Nigun—Yamin U’smol”: The Perfect Song to Usher in the Sabbath Queen

“Lincoln’s Nigun—Yamin U’smol”: The Perfect Song to Usher in the Sabbath Queen
By August 29, 2014

A lush take on the traditional Jewish hymn “Lecha Dodi.” Read More

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