Biblical Belonging
The Story of Ruth

A beautiful exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum explores what this ancient figure can teach us about loyalty and redemption.

The Diaspora Dilemma
When to Leave?

For Jews, this is the perennial question. A new book explores how Jewish communities around the world are navigating it.

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Walt Whitman at 200
The Bard and His Democracy

Walt Whitman was pen pals with Emerson, idolized Lincoln, and sought to “sing America” by finding grandeur in the everyday. Two hundred years later, he’s still an American original.

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Sartre on the Tube
The Afterlife Will Be Televised

Two quirky comedies about death translate the gloom of French existentialism to the cheerier realm of American television.

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A Centennial Celebration
Leonard Bernstein’s Multitudes

On the hundredth anniversary of his birth, Leonard Bernstein’s artistic legacy is as rich and impossible to circumscribe as ever.

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