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Recent articles by PJ:

Yes, Really: There’s A Sculpture Of Hitler Praying At Winston Churchill’s Birthplace

Maurizio Cattelan’s “Him” has arrived at an unlikely place. → Read More

This Labor Day, Jews Must Recommit To Workers’ Rights

Jews should celebrate Labor Day by recommitting to the labor movement. → Read More

The Summer Of Love Was a Bit Scary, Too

In 1969, summer camp became an unsettling yet fascinating place for this 12-year old camper. → Read More

Objections Grow As Germany Rebuilds Church With Historical Nazi Ties

Plans to rebuild Potsdam's Garrison Church, site of Hitler's historic handshake with President Hindenburg, face objections from the art world. → 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

Woody Allen’s ‘Rainy Day’ To Open French Festival

The film has had a troubled history in the U.S., but is now teed up for a wide release in Europe. → Read More

Barry Manilow’s Original Musical Is Coming To The Folksbiene

Barry Manilow's musical "Harmony," about the Comedian Harmonists, will make its New York debut with the Folksbiene in February 2020. → Read More

Q & A: Why The Citizens Of A French Plateau Saved Hundreds During The Holocaust

Maggie Paxson's "The Plateau" examines Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, a French community that sheltered hundreds of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. → Read More

Woodstock Changed The World. Here’s The Inside Story Of How Max Yasgur Made It Happen.

Max Yasgur hosted Woodstock in 1969 on his Bethel farm. The festival, where Joe Cocker and Jimi Hendrix played, among others, was 50 years ago. → Read More

Paula Vogel’s ‘How I Learned To Drive’ Will Debut On Broadway With Some Familiar Faces

Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse will reprise the roles they originated in 1997. → Read More

‘Diary Of Anne Frank’ Billboard Vandalized In Australia

Following the vandalism, the community showed up to support the production. → Read More

Armie Hammer: Forget Equinox And SoulCycle, Marvel Entertainment Chair Donates To Trump, Too

On Twitter, Armie Hammer called out Marvel Entertainment chair Ike Perlmutter for being a major Trump donor in the wake of the Equinox scandal. → Read More

By Telling Art Spiegelman To Ditch A Trump Reference, Marvel Betrayed Its Own History

For the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman, comics — for all their pulpy origins — are a political art form. Spiegelman, author of the serialized graphic novel “Maus,” is something of an elder statesman of the form. He’s also a scholar of its history. So when the Folio Society, a London publisher of glossy illustrated tomes, approached him to write the introduction for its… → Read More

J.D. Salinger’s Books Will Finally Make The Leap To Digital

Salinger is one of the last major American writers to be published digitally. → Read More

Between East And West Jerusalem, ‘Our Boys’ Shows Two Sides Of A Tragedy

“Our Boys” tells the story of the 2014 murder of the Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir. Don’t expect a one-size-fits-all narrative. → Read More

Silver Jews Front Man David Berman Has Died At 52

David Berman brought poetry — and later, faith — to the ragged world of indie rock. → Read More

David Grossman’s ‘A Horse Walks Into A Bar’ To Be A Feature Film

David Grossman's Man Booker International-winning "A Horse Walks into a Bar" will be made into a feature film by Village Road Show. → Read More

A Lee Krasner Painting Just Sold For $11.6 Million. But Its 1990 Theft Is Still Unsolved.

Lee Krasner's "The Eye is the First Circle" was stolen in December 1990 in a string of art heists involving a de Kooning, a Soutine and a Salle. → Read More

Seven Decades Later, A Violin

Bram Rodrigues died at Auschwitz in 1943, but his friend, Johnny de Haan, kept his violin safe for nearly 70 years. → Read More

Watch Out, Waiters, David Brooks Is Coming For You

In a July 25 tweet, David Brooks said "Waiters are 87% friendlier as they hand me the bill... than they are at any other point in the meal. → Read More