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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

Q&A: Shlomo Avineri On What We Get Wrong About Karl Marx

Shlomo Avineri's "Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution" examines the philosopher's Jewish roots and his complex thoughts on class struggle. → Read More

‘Mein Kampf’ Is Back — And There Are Reasons To Worry About That

Is the re-publication of "Mein Kampf" a victory for free speech? Or, with the rise of far-right movements across Europe, is it cause for concern? → Read More

For July 4, Irving Berlin’s Most American Song

Irving Berlin's "Russian Lullaby" is the quintessential American immigrant song. → Read More

Stanley Tigerman, Architect Behind Illinois Holocaust Museum, Dies At 88

Stanley Tigerman, the architect known for designing the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center died Monday, June 4. → Read More

WATCH: On His 130th Birthday, Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Immigrant’ Is Worth Another Look

As immigration takes the political spotlight, Charlie Chaplin's compassionate "The Immigrant" reminds us of our duties. → Read More

Israeli Photographer Ofir Barak Discusses His Work On Mea Shearim

Israeli photographer Ofir Barak discusses his influences and work for a new book of images from the Mea Shearim area - "Mea Shearim: The Streets" → Read More

How Magnum Reinvented, Redefined and Revolutionized Photography

"Magnum Manifesto" a new retrospective exhibition at the ICP Museum shows the once and future importance of the Magnum Photo Agency. → Read More

In “Shooting Holy Land” Josef Koudelka And Gilad Baram Explore The Aesthetics Of The Israeli Wall

The film is not really about the wall, or the conflict. Rather it is about Koudelka and his process. About photography, about a way of seeing. → Read More

This Childishly Idiotic Fake Cover Isn’t Donald Trump’s First ‘Time’ Embarrassment

The Washington Post recently reported that there is a fake Time Magazine cover featuring Trump hanging in at least five of 5 of his golf courses. → Read More

Why Monument Valley II Is The Most Beautiful Mobile Game Of 2017

Monument Valley II, the follow up to the 2014 hit from Ustwo Games, is even more beautiful, patient, and engrossing than the original iteration. → Read More

Cambridge Digital Library Digitizes Ancient Ten Commandments Fragment

The Nash Papyrus is, with the exception of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known biblical text. → Read More

Brooklyn Academy of Music Launches Digital Archive

The Brooklyn Academy of Music recently launched a digital archive funded by a grant from the Leon Levy Foundation. → Read More

Why We Need To Abolish The Pledge Of Allegiance Now

The pledge reveals the central, humiliating lie of American life – this country has not earned its loyalty, not from everyone, and thus demands it. → Read More

The Forgotten Holocaust Poetry Of Hermann Adler

Adler’s story is a grand tour of suffering. He was, at the very least, experienced enough to document the suffering of the Jews for posterity. → Read More

Teju Cole’s New Book Defies Categorization

The paradox at the heart of Kafka and Benjamin is at the heart of this book as well – understanding that this, whatever it is, cannot be understood. → Read More

Alex Katz’s Subway Drawings Are Quiet, Lonely, And Surreal

Slowly, the work’s inner uncanniness reveals itself – and they open up worlds both past and not quite our own. → Read More

This Soviet Avant-Garde Journal Published Some Of The 20th Century’s Greatest Minds

The Soviet avant-garde magazine LEF included work by some of the 20th century’s greatest artists – Monoskop has the full archive. → Read More

Weekend Reads: Sex In Books, Lost Cities, And German Philosophers

Sex in literature (or lack thereof), Hannah Arendt's rift with Gershom Scholem, and more scintillating weekend reads. → Read More

Why I Really Want The Walter Benjamin Biopic To Fail

Colin Firth is starring in a forthcoming film on the last days of Walter Benjamin. For the movie to be interesting, it must be a failure. → Read More