Arts & Culture

Biography as Destiny: Eva Hesse at the Jewish Museum

Biography as Destiny: Eva Hesse at the Jewish Museum
By August 1, 2006

Around and around: the ongoing debates over Eva Hesse Regularly exhibited during her lifetime in the museums and galleries of New York and abroad, Eva Hesse is still considered one of the major international artists of the late 20th century. … Read More

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Artneuland: Israeli Art without Borders

Artneuland: Israeli Art without Borders
By July 1, 2006

Yael Katz Ben Shalom and Eyal Ben-Dov are members of Artneuland, an Israeli collective of leading artists, curators, theoreticians, and intellectuals. Primarily focused on photography and video, Artneuland adapts its name ["the new art land"] from a play on words … Read More

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Contemporary Psychedelia: From Transcendence to Immanence

Contemporary Psychedelia: From Transcendence to Immanence
By June 1, 2006

1. Tripping Out and Tuning In What is psychedelia? What is loosely termed 'psychedelic music' has lately undergone a resurgence. Many mainstream musicians such as The Flaming Lips have drawn on its more accessible pop elements, drawing mainly from 60s … Read More

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Day and Night Dreams

Day and Night Dreams
By May 1, 2006

The following are excerpts from Meghan Adler’s book, I Will Tell You How It Was In My Country, which contains visual art, poetry, and passages from the 500-page, unpublished memoir of her grandmother, Celia Adler.   .     . … Read More

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France’s Jewish Prophets: Alain Finkielkraut, Albert Memmi, and the Looming Crisis of Liberalism

France’s Jewish Prophets: Alain Finkielkraut, Albert Memmi, and the Looming Crisis of Liberalism
By May 1, 2006

French Jews have long had a privileged relationship with their country’s intellectual life. Sometime they have been an object of intellectual effervescence – as at the time of the Dreyfus Affair, which occasioned the invention of the very term “intellectual” … Read More

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An Encounter with Truth

An Encounter with Truth
By May 1, 2006

I was lying with my partner. It was in the afternoon… or was it at the crack of dawn early in the morning. We are starting to rise to the world. Embraced, Entwined. And without warning a radical truth enters … Read More

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Move Over Starbucks: Israel’s “Upside Down” Coffee Saga

Move Over Starbucks: Israel’s “Upside Down” Coffee Saga
By April 1, 2006

1. The Drug of Choice My name is Esther and I’m a recovering addict. On a good day, I would have only one. On more challenging days, two. And, to my shame and not inconsiderable financial (and calorific) distress, there … Read More

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A Sour Pickle The Angel of Death

A Sour Pickle The Angel of Death
By March 1, 2006

My father passed away like a Jew: unprepared. He knew where he came from he knew where he’s headed always saw it before him and yet: unprepared. It happened in the month of Shevat at eleven o’clock in the morning. … Read More

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