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Recent articles by Talya:

Philip Roth doesn’t live here anymore: A writer, a stonemason, an American friendship

Since Philip Roth died in May 2018, Russ Murdock, the caretaker of Roth's Connecticut property, has tended to the space his friend left behind. → Read More

The 6 worst things people have done to hummus

For International Hummus Day, we review the worst variations of the classically simple dish of chickpeas and tahini. → Read More

Coronavirus makes May Day a moment for radical action — and hope

May Day, the international workers' day, is newly significant in a time of mass unemployment and economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus. → Read More

The Forward investigates: Is Doron from ‘Fauda’ hot?

Is Doron from "Fauda," the Israeli series that's become a Netflix hit, hot? We asked: Here's our answer. → Read More

In Stephen Sondheim’s birthday concert, notes of a better, more human Broadway

Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday concert, with Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters and more, started off rocky and ended revelatory. → Read More

Laughter is deemed essential as hospital clowns continue to work during corona

While medical professionals battle coronavirus around the United States, hospital clowns continue to work alongside them. → Read More

Our second ‘Bread Givers’ book club discussion: Fighting for independence

The Forward's book club reads 'Bread Givers' by Anzia Yezierska — here's our second discussion. → Read More

Daily distraction: Get lost in a fantasy world, meditate and see Louise Bourgeois drawings

A Louise Bourgeois exhibit, Neil Gaiman radio play on Audible and meditation apps like Headspace can provide a break from your cabin fever. → Read More

Daily distraction: How to stay engaged — and entertained — through a time of isolation

Socially distancing? Here are three ways to stay busy, from streaming the Met Opera to viewing Jewish museum collections online. → Read More

The wonderful, horrible afterlife of Leni Riefenstahl

Riefenstahl crafted an autobiographical mythology that obscured her participation in the Third Reich and framed her as a persecuted genius. → Read More

The monumental effort of translating ‘Harry Potter’ into Yiddish

A Yiddish 'Harry Potter' translation has finally arrived, courtesy of translator Arun Viswanath. → Read More

Culture minister fired for giving a speech by Goebbels — literally

There’s subtly invoking Nazi ideology, and there’s giving a speech written by Joseph Goebbels over the strains of one of Hitler’s favorite operas. → Read More

Deborah Lipstadt, Etgar Keret and Ilya Kaminsky take home National Jewish Book Awards

Deborah Lipstadt, Bari Weiss, Etgar Keret and Ilya Kaminsky won 2019 National Jewish Book Awards. → Read More

‘Oh, my Gawd!’ Rachel Bloom and Fran Drescher are making a ‘The Nanny’ musical

Fran Fine, Mr. Sheffield, Yetta and the rest will soon make their Broadway debut. → Read More

Acclaimed British Novelist Howard Jacobson: ‘It’s An Anxious Time For Jews’

Howard Jacobson, Booker Prize-winning author of "The Finkler Question," discusses his new book "Live a Little," Zionism and Brexit. → Read More

Inside The Mind Of Arnold Schoenberg, The Genius Who Defined 20th Century Music

Composer Arnold Schoenberg escaped the Nazis, redefined classical music and inspired Thomas Mann, Theodor Adorno, Glenn Gould and Kandinsky. → Read More

The Odd, Jewish Story Of Hillary Clinton’s Surprise Performance Art In Venice

Hillary Clinton made a surreal visit to Kenneth Goldsmith's Venice Biennale exhibit, titled "Hillary: The Hillary Clinton Emails." → Read More

When Jews Embraced Tin Pan Alley

Jewish publishers and theater stars hired couplet-writers to compose Yiddish parodies of the most popular American songs. → Read More

Bari Weiss Has Answers, But She’s Not Asking The Right Questions

The big question about Bari Weiss’s “How to Fight Anti-Semitism” is: Who is it for? → Read More

Ken Cuccinelli Isn’t The First The Trump Official To Go After Emma Lazarus — Just The Latest

Lazarus’s poem has in recent years been a point of contention for officials from the Trump administration. → Read More