Julia M. Klein, The Boston Globe

Julia M. Klein

The Boston Globe

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent:
  • The Boston Globe
  • The Jewish Daily Forward
  • SAPIENS
Past:
  • chicagotribune.com
  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • Nautilus
  • Los Angeles Times

Recent articles by Julia:

Gladwell’s ‘Talking to Strangers’ a far-flung survey of the fairly obvious

Is New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell a master of the obvious or the king of the counterintuitive? It’s a toss-up in his latest book. → 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

How They Brought Down Harvey Weinstein And Jump-Started #MeToo

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement By Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey Penguin Press, $28, 310 pages In “She Said,” New York Times investigative reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey raise the thorny question of whether the #MeToo movement has gone too far — or not far enough. Then they drop it. “It was not clear how the country would ever agree on… → Read More

The Anthropologists Who Undid Sex, Race, and Gender

In Gods of the Upper Air, a biographer reveals how anthropologist Franz Boas and his students helped transform how human differences and similarities are perceived. → Read More

The great books are going to pile up like leaves

Globe critics offer promising picks from the fall shelves in fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and genre fiction. → Read More

George Gershwin’s Mercilessly Short Summertime

It’s hard to read the story of George Gershwin without feeling a sense of loss. → Read More

'When I Was White’: Sarah Valentine’s memoir considers the meaning of racial identity

Sarah Valentine’s intriguing memoir, "When I Was White," considers the meaning of racial identity. → Read More

In A Forged Van Gogh, A Real Story Of Lives Uprooted By Nazis

In the Full Light of the Sun By Clare Clark Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 424 pages, $27 “Fiction, unlike the truth, cannot defy belief,” Clare Clark writes in an author’s note appended to her latest novel. That hardly unassailable dictum defines her buffet approach to mining history. “In the Full Light of the Sun” is loosely based on a case of artistic forgery in Weimar Germany involving a group… → Read More

A new book goes inside Boko Haram’s abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls

CNN’s Isha Sesay offers a chilling, intimate account of captivity — and a warning → Read More

The Catherine Chung equation: math + identity = elegant novel

Can a mathematician also be an accomplished storyteller? The answer is an emphatic yes. “The Tenth Muse” by Catherine Chung is an elegant and absorbing fiction. → Read More

Like Philip Roth, But Feminist: Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s Debut Novel

Taffy Brodesser-Akner's "Fleishman Is in Trouble," the New York Times Magazine staff writer's debut novel, is like Philip Roth, but feminist. → Read More

How The War Against Sexual Harassment Was Won

Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment By Linda Hirshman Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 316 pages, $27 It’s hard to write history while it’s happening. One pitfall is the problem of assessing just how powerful a movement or trend really is. To wit: Is the current #MeToo furor the harbinger of a social revolution? Or is it just a tenuous step on the route to ever-elusive… → Read More

Aleksandar Hemon returns with a memoir, divided

Aleksandar Hemon has published 'My Parents/This Does Not Belong to You,' a memoir making clear a penchant for narrative running in his immigrant family. → Read More

His Father, The Communist

Elliott Maraniss grew up in Coney Island, a descendant of Marrano Jews from Spain who had migrated to the Odessa region, then the United States. → Read More

‘Hadestown,’ ‘Tootsie’ and ‘The Ferryman’ Lead The 2019 Tony Awards Nominees

Anais Mitchell's "Hadestown," "The Ferryman," "Oklahoma" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" are among the nominees for the 2019 Tony Awards. → Read More

They Were German. They Defied Hitler. But What Did They Accomplish?

Germans resisting Hitler included Sophie Scholl and Claus von Stauffenberg, whose Operation Valkyrie — a plot to assassinate the Führer — failed. → Read More

Can ‘Tootsie’ Turn Men Into Mensches In The #MeToo Era?

David Yazbek, composer-lyricist of 'Tootsie' and 'The Band's Visit,' talks with us about his latest musical and his Jewish influences. → Read More

'Political Survivors' considers the legacy of a commision of Nazi concentration camp survivors

'Political Survivors' by Emma Kuby, an assistant professor of history at Northern Illinois University, considers the legacy of the International Commission Against the Concentration Camp Regime — a group of survivors who sought to condemn inhumane incarceration around the world. → Read More

A Wandering Jew Finds Her Way Back Home

In “The Art of Leaving,” Ayelet Tsabari finds her home in motherhood and writing. → Read More

America’s Jewish Women — From RG (Rebecca Gratz) To RBG

Whatever their religious inclinations or politics, American Jewish women wrestled with their dual status as Jews and women. → Read More