Arts & Entertainment

News from the Jewish entertainment and cultural scene.

foodblog

 New podcast on Jewish food gives listeners a taste from the experts.

Joel Chasnoff at Christmas for the Jews 2017

City Winery offers an evening of Jewish stand-up comedy and more, Dec 25.

Israel has a delicious tradition of sufganiyot—decadent doughnuts—and this is the tradition I am researching. Sweet, lighter-than-air doughnuts with an indulgent glaze.

Moorehead

In the lineup of 20th-century “bad guys,” Adolf Hitler usually comes out on top, with Joseph Stalin running a close second. Behind them, Francisco Franco often appears and, farther down, Benito Mussolini.Now, with the publication of her latest work of nonfiction, A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Two Sons, and Their Fight Against Fascism, British journalist and historian Caroline Moorehead hopes to shake up the list a little.

Hammer

One Chicago native's embrace of the genre has helped to spread the blues gospel in Israel. 

Miriam

Lin Batsheva Kahn was recognized for her innovative approach to global dance education by DePaul University in September, when she was awarded the university's prestigious 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Nicole Krauss

There are more than half a million Jews in Brooklyn—a whopping 25 percent of the New York City borough—and literary superstar Nicole Krauss, who has been preoccupied with Jewish themes since the release of her second novel, The History of Love, in 2005, is one of them. But that doesn’t mean that the writer, now 43, feels at home in Brooklyn--or anywhere else for that matter.

Robert Morris

I didn’t set out to write a book about Chicago Jews, but apparently did it anyway.Some owners of adaptively reused buildings featured in This Used To Be Chicago I knew were Jewish: Morrie Mages was related to a late great-aunt, my dad, and uncle. 

Renee Rosen

Spertus Institute's Betsy Gomberg chats with Renée Rosen, author of the One Book | One Community selection Windy City Blues.

windy city blues cover

In Windy City Blues, Rosen slyly knits a small crew of fictional characters into the real lives of noteworthy Chicagoans, following them from the 1930s through the tumultuous decades that follow.

[First] [Previous] [Next] [Last]

AdvertisementNews-Ad_Slot1_Banner-Ad-3
AdvertisementNews-Ad_Slot1_Banner-Ad-2
Connect with us

Sign up for our weekly newsletter featuring issues and events in the Jewish world.