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  • Author Philip Roth to retire after final interview with the BBC

    May 20, 2014 | 10:49 am

    Writer Philip Roth, one of the world's most revered novelists, confirmed he will retire from writing and public appearances in a final interview with the BBC.

    Roth, 81, who has written more than 30 books and won numerous awards, spoke to the BBC for a two-part documentary shot in...

  • ‘The Property’: Graphic in gray areas

    May 15, 2013 | 1:49 pm

    Rutu Modan’s recently released graphic novel, “The Property,” is the latest in a long line of works using the medium to express the Jewish experience.

    In 1978, Will Eisner began popularizing the long-form comics format with Lower East Side Jewish tales in “A Contract With God.”...

  • At what price progress?

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    October 3, 2012 | 4:32 pm

    Michael Chabon, the literary wunderkind, won a Pulitzer Prize for “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” which conjured up the American comic book industry in the glory days of the 1930s and 1940s. His latest novel, “Telegraph Avenue” (HarperCollins: $27.99), flashes forward...

  • Why Wolpe spoke at the DNC

    By Rob Eshman

    September 5, 2012 | 10:06 am

    This week David Wolpe, senior rabbi of Sinai Temple, delivered one of the invocations at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Even for someone used to and deserving of such honors, this is a big deal.

    Indeed, the majority of the rabbi’s congregants were thrilled...

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  • ‘Killer Joe’s’ William Friedkin:  ‘I could have been a very violent person’ [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 2, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    William Friedkin, the Oscar-winning director of “The French Connection,” The Exorcist” and now “Killer Joe”—about a violently dysfunctional Texas family—was courtly and chivalrous at the Four Seasons hotel recently, moving a comfortable chair over for me and offering coffee...

  • The passion of David Lang

    By Rick Schultz

    May 31, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    It may seem a sign of overconfidence for someone to tell you he’s rewriting a major work by Beethoven, but for David Lang, who reconceived Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” for his Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy Award-winning 2008 opera, “The Little Match Girl Passion,” it’s...

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Studs Terkel dead at 96

    October 31, 2008 | 9:23 pm

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author, radio host and activist Studs Terkel died in his Chicago, Illinois, home today at the age of 96.



    Ed Rampell interviewed him for The Journal in 2006:

    In Studs Terkel’s newest book, “And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey” (The New...

  • Jonathan Gold: Mining L.A.‘s eclectic eateries

    By Tom Teicholz

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "The plov is great."

    Jonathan Gold, the LA Weekly's restaurant critic and the 2007 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, e-mailed me the above about Uzbekistan (the restaurant on La Brea, not the country), where we were planning to meet.

    Jonathan GoldHe assumed, of course, that I knew what...

  • No Laughing Matter

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Don't get Howard Rosenberg started on the snobs who dismiss sitcoms as trash.

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times TV critic thinks they're an American art form, which is why he's hosting "The Serious Side of Laughter," a panel discussion about television comedy Feb. 17 at...

  • Mr. ‘Saturday Night’

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    If there are two blockbuster motion pictures that stand as the defining pop-cultural phenomena of the 1970s, they are, arguably, "Star Wars" and "Saturday Night Fever." And while "Star Wars -- the Broadway Musical" is probably not as far-off as we may think, "Saturday Night Fever --...

  • Tom Friedman’s New World Order

    By Rob Eshman

    April 15, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    It was 1984. A tough, tight-lipped Israeli army colonel was leading a small group of journalists on a tour of southern Lebanon, where Israel was in the midst of a war. The journalists wore army-issue flak jackets. They listened and took notes, as if taking dictation. One...