Jacob Silverman

Jacob Silverman's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, Tablet, and many other publications. He lives in New York and is also a contributing editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review. He tweets here.

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Culture Kvetch: Our Post-Boston Marathon Bombing Reality

What the newest film by Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri reveals about the aftermath of terror attacks

Culture Kvetch: Philip Roth’s Victory Lap

A new documentary about the 80-year-old reveals a writer still very much obsessed with death

Culture Kvetch: Israel at the Oscars

Why ‘Argo’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ aren’t the year’s most important geopolitical films

Culture Kvetch: The Many Sides of ‘Yossi,’ Eytan Fox’s New Film

A decade after ‘Yossi & Jagger,’ we’re reintroduced to a changed—but still grieving—protagonist

Network Jews: Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on ‘Parks and Recreation’

Why you should love the status-obsessed co-founder of the short-lived company Entertainment 720

Culture Kvetch: Beyond Nepotism

From Lena Dunham to Nathaniel and Simon Rich, navigating the thorny distinction of privilege

Culture Kvetch: Holiday Movies As History Books

Why do we let Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Lincoln’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ become our record?

Culture Kvetch: My Sheldon Adelson Complex

The paradox of feeling defensive about a larger-than-life Jewish villain