Amends: A Novel, Reviewed

Eve Tushnet’s debut novel, Amends, is a novel of ideas – the ideas she’s been working out in bits and pieces through her essays. It’s an ambitious and risky project but Eve mostly pulls it off. At last raising the bushel from her gift for shtick, she carries off a story that’s almost always engrossing, [Read More...]

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“Jewish Schindler” Working to Liberate ISIS Sex Slaves

As of this writing, Montreal businessman Steve Maman has been instrumental in rescuing 128 women and young girls from sex slavery under the Islamic State. Maman, who has six children of his own, told the Times of Israel that the “defining moment” came for him when ISIS broadcast pictures of caged children in orange prisoner [Read More...]

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Wherein I Manslpain Virtue Like A Prissy Little White Knight

Long before Darren Aronofsky dreamed of casting Russell Crowe as Noah, I amused myself wondering how he would fare in the role of Jesus. Crowe is a Method actor whose ego was just then winning infamy for its Himalayan scope, so it seemed a dead cert that being addressed as “Rabbi” or “Master” by the [Read More...]

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