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  • In which the writer discovers Nextbook’s new read on culture

    By Tom Tugend

    July 10, 2008 | 12:58 am

    "A man should live, if only to satisfy his curiosity."

    The Yiddish proverb, tacked to the wall of my study, came to mind when curiosity -- and the assignment to entertain my visiting young grandsons -- led me to the Nextbook festival.

    It's a personal embarrassment, or the fault of...

  • The Next (book) conversation

    By Tom Teicholz

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Can a conversation inspire a city? A people?

    Nextbook, an organization devoted to Jewish literature, culture and ideas (www.nextbook.org) came to L.A. last weekend, staging a full day festival at UCLA's MacGowan and Freud theaters called "Acting Jewish: Film, TV, Comedy, Music," the...
  • Adam Gopnik: Doctor, Doctor! There’s a joke in my Judaism

    By Susan Freudenheim

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It all began with a Purim spiel. Seven years ago, the much-loved New Yorker magazine writer Adam Gopnik was living in a kind of secular New York Jewish limbo.

    Then he got an invitation from the Jewish Museum to serve as Purimspieler -- the one who tells the Purim story. That...
  • Nextbook cuts wide swath in Jewish cultural world—from dot-org to real life

    By Saul Austerlitz

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Just four years ago, Nextbook got its start as an organization committed to promoting public library programs dedicated to Jewish topics. In short order, the ever-evolving nonprofit has conquered a swath of territory in the contested realm of Jewish arts and ideas, steadily...
  • Read Your Way to Cultural Literacy

    By Sarah B. Boxer

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Julie Sandorf recalls her immigrant grandparents telling her that they learned to be Americans at the public library, where they improved their English and learned more about American culture.

    Now Sandorf wants this generation of Americans to use the public library to learn to be...