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Jonathan Safran Foer

Commentaries For A New American Passover Seder

Posted 03.29.2012 | Religion

Jews have a special relationship to books, and the Haggadah -- the user’s manual for the Passover seder -- has been translated more widely, and repr...

Jonathan Safran Foer On His Newest Project

Jonathan Safran Foer | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home
Jonathan Safran Foer

Jews have a special relationship to books, and the Haggadah -- the user's manual for the Passover seder -- has been translated more widely, and reprinted more often, than any other Jewish book. Everywhere there have been Jews, there have been new Haggadahs.

Barack Obama Is Such a Traditional Jew Sometimes

Jeffrey Goldberg | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Goldberg

George W. Bush was, in his own way, a philo-Semite, but he never would have made such a member-of-the-tribe kind of joke as Barack Obama did when I recently handed him a copy of the New American Haggadah.

WATCH: Colbert's Passover Questions For Jonathan Safran Foer

Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion

Translated by Nathan Englander, with commentaries by Lemony Snicket and Jeffrey Goldberg, the New American Haggadah sets itself apart from the 7,000 e...

Writers' Valentines to Their Mentors

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Elizabeth Benedict

Several years ago, I unleashed a whole lot of gratitude and love in a group of wonderful writers

Stiller To Star In, Direct HBO Show On D.C. Jewish Family

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Ben Stiller will star, direct and produce a new HBO series set in the nation's capital. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "All Talk,"...

"Crazy Crazy": Introducing Guinevere, Plus Chatting With Four Year Strong's Alan Day and Gregory Rogove

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.23.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Movie review: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I keep want to referring to Stephen Daldry's film of Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close as, instead, ..& Incredibly Cute. That...

Meatless Monday: Hero With A Thousand Faces

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The pivotal part of the hero's experience, the payoff, is enlightenment. It took Buddha six years to get there. We can get there faster, especially with a diet that's plant-rich, not processed.

Sandra Bullock Explains Her Emotional Comeback

Posted 02.15.2012 | Entertainment

Following her Oscar win for 2009's "The Blindside," Sandra Bullock decided to leave show business for a little while. With a new son and a divorce, sh...

WATCH: Man On Mission To Draw Every Person In New York

Posted 12.18.2011 | Arts

What's one thing all New Yorkers have in common? Sketch artist Jason Polan is out to draw every last one of them. Since 2008, Polan has been creat...

17 Smart Books You Must Read This Summer

Lisa Bloom | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home
Lisa Bloom

How do you find great books to read? Here's a reading list of books that will stir you, provoke you, keep you up at night and make you late for work, and get your grey matter sizzling.

WATCH: Best And Worst Book Trailers

Posted 08.03.2011 | Home

It was an irresistible proposition when Meliville House asked us to be part of the judging panel for the Moby Awards for best and worst book trailers....

PHOTOS: 15 Cool Book Covers That Didn't Make The Cut

nytimes.com | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home

For authors, choosing a book cover is the fraught moment their very private creation starts putting on its game face and getting ready to enter the ma...

Why This Man Wants To Be Insulted By Authors

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Somewhere in New York this week, Bill Ryan might be found standing in line after an author's reading, waiting his turn for a few words and a signature...

How Well Do You Know The Brooklyn Literary Scene? Take This Quiz To Find Out

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Novelist Jonathan Lethem took a shot at New York's fashionably bookish borough this weekend, telling the LA Times that Brooklyn has become "repulsive ...

Meatless Monday: Don't Be Cruel

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

We love our animals, spending $35 to $45 billion a year on pet care. The weird thing is, despite the care we lavish on our pets, we don't have a problem eating animals for dinner.

Books For Christmas: Alternative Titles For The Holiday

guardian.co.uk | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Forget the celebrity memoirs, selling in their dispiriting droves to the imaginatively challenged in search of a Christmas present-by-numbers. Elsewhe...

Think Books Are Dead?

flavorwire.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Even as our lives become ever more digitalized, the beauty of the printed page continues to hold sway. Take Jonathan Safran Foer's recent literary dis...

Jonathan Safran Foer Creates 'Tree Of Codes'

Jonathan Safran Foer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jonathan Safran Foer

At times I felt that I was making a gravestone rubbing of "The Street of Crocodiles," and at times that I was transcribing a dream that "The Street of Crocodiles" might have had.

Meat, greet, eat

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ellen Snortland

It helps to have a personal relationship with your next meal Sitting down to supper as a 4-year-old, I recall my sisters' ardent concerns about who w...

Why Do Writers Like Ping Pong?

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In November, It Books will publish "Everything You Know Is Pong: How Mighty Table Tennis Shapes our World" by Roger Bennett and Eli Horowitz. The ping...

Library of Congress Celebrated 10th Anniversary of National Book Festival on the Mall

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alexander Howard

The Library of Congress is undergoing an evolution into a future driven by bits as well as book.

5 Meanest Book Reviews Ever

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It has been said that any publicity is good publicity. But when someone describes your writing as "like reading a bad newspaper or a bad piece in a ma...

9 Unforgettable Books About September 11

Peter Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Steinberg

I think that no matter your literal or emotional distance from Ground Zero on September 11, 2001 there's at least one book on this list for you.