interview

Spotlight On: Gabriel Kahane—Composer, Musician, Bard of Los Angeles

Spotlight On: Gabriel Kahane—Composer, Musician, Bard of Los Angeles
By July 10, 2014

On his latest album “The Ambassador,” the 33-year-old musician transcends musical genres, with L.A. as his muse. Read More

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“Fun” Guitarist Jack Antonoff Has a Jewish Punim and a Big, Big Heart

“Fun” Guitarist Jack Antonoff Has a Jewish Punim and a Big, Big Heart
By June 19, 2014

The singer-songwriter talks about the death of his sister, making music, and dating Lena Dunham. Read More

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Leonard Nimoy on the Jewish Story Behind the Vulcan Salute

Leonard Nimoy on the Jewish Story Behind the Vulcan Salute
By February 25, 2014

“I saw them with their hands stuck out from beneath the tallit… I had no idea what was going on, but the sound of it and the look of it was magical.” Read More

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Jennifer Aniston Interviewed Gloria Steinem At Feminist Makers Conference

Jennifer Aniston Interviewed Gloria Steinem At Feminist Makers Conference
By February 20, 2014

“Religion is just politics in the sky.” Read More

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A Last Interview with Norman Mailer

A Last Interview with Norman Mailer
By November 15, 2007

For my generation of writers, Norman Mailer, who died on November 10th of renal failure, was the ultimate father figure. We measured ourselves against the sweep of his brilliance—for it must be conceded that even his lesser books had the … Read More

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Jews and Blacks are Yesterday’s News

Jews and Blacks are Yesterday’s News
By October 5, 2007

As an assimilated Negro, I find that black Jews just tickle my fancy. (Any Oprah/Sarah Silverman hybrids, call me!) I agree with the writer Julius Lester when he says, “What I find remarkable about Jews: They’re the only ethnic group … Read More

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From Brat Packer to Jewish Cowgirl

From Brat Packer to Jewish Cowgirl
By August 22, 2007

It’s rare that you hear about a celebrity’s foray into Judaism that doesn’t involve Philip Berg and the Kabbalah Centre. Madonna changed her name to Esther, but we haven’t yet seen an album bearing that nom de plume. Like Britney … Read More

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On the Road Again with Herbert Gold

On the Road Again with Herbert Gold
By August 2, 2007

Fifty years ago today, Jack Kerouac published On the Road, a drug and jazz-fueled novel chronicling what came to be known as the Rucksack Revolution. In artistic terms, of course, it inspired the Beat movement, whose resonances (coffeehouses, Greenwich Village, … Read More

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