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Tuesday, March 24 2015

Of Maus and Men: Postwar Identity Through a Postmodern Lens in Art Spiegelman’s ‘Maus’

Far more than a comic book with an edge, Maus interrogates the fallacious identity politics of the Nazis, to an unforgettable effect. Given recent events in Europe, this is a vital book to revisit.


Wednesday, May 4 2011

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Asks: How Does One Cling to Personal Belief in the Wake of Change?

Fiddler on the Roof represents the Hollywood musical at its most astute. A terrific, light-hearted, but deep thinking dramedy filled with dazzling performances, and ponderous, insightful, even timeless themes.


Wednesday, May 16 2007

The Yiddish Policemens Union by Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon writes the best Saul Bellow novel since Saul Bellow died -- antic, droll, brainy, Yiddishy, secular, updated to present-day American -- but with differences that reflect literary times and their discrepant personalities.


Thursday, May 10 2007

The Yiddish Policemens Union by Michael Chabon

Yiddish detective tracks a killer across Alaska in Michael Chabon's brilliantly conceived noir history.


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