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Art Spiegelman

An Interview With Art Spiegelman

Bryan Young | Posted 02.15.2014 | Books
Bryan Young

If you're into comic books or art, Art Spiegelman is a name you should know. He's got a retrospective art show right now that's endlessly fascinating. For the occasion of the show, I was able to discuss many aspects of his work with him.

How Jewish Is It? Art Spiegelman at the Jewish Museum and Lost Childhood Opera in Bethesda

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Puffing vigorously on a cigarette substitute, Art Spiegelman addressed journalists at the Jewish Museum at a recent opening of an exhibition "Co-mix...

Interview With Critically Acclaimed Author, Alan Kaufman

Lisa Chau | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Lisa Chau

Alan Kaufman, the Bronx-born son of a French-Jewish Holocaust survivor, is author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel. Kaufman's writings are subversive articulations of extreme outsiderness.

In the Shadow of No Towers

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 03.25.2013 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

In Shadow of No Towers, my latest symphony, asks why, in our bickering, so much of the world's paranoid discourse has to do with domination, misunderstanding and the gross exaggeration of our differences at the expense of our shared humanity.

A Symphony On The 9/11 Aftermath

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

By Christina Knight for NYC-ARTS. On March 19, the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a young Arab-American composer was wrestling a pro...

Who Needs Anne Frank?

Dana Sachs | Posted 05.08.2013 | Books
Dana Sachs

My son's connection to World War II in 2010 was very different from mine in 1975 or my parents' in the 1950s. Jesse's Anne Frank is not my Anne Frank, and my Anne Frank is not my parents'.

Disaster Is My Muse: Hannah Arendt and the Art of Spiegelman at the Jewish Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.28.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even in the age of terrorism, the terror of the last century's Holocaust has not lost its hold on the artistic imagination. As the victims of the Shoah are remembered at the United Nations and in synagogues worldwide, films continue to shed light on that darkest hour of the twentieth century.

NATO Schamto! Comics: Philosophy and Practice Conference is Big News

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.22.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

NATO?! Whatever. The big news of the weekend was the three-day conference at the University of Chicago's new Logan Arts Center, "Comics: Philosophy and Practice," where some of the greatest comics artists and graphic novelists took the stage.

PHOTOS: The Faces Behind Your Favorite Comic Books

Posted 05.07.2012 | Books

Superheros are often maligned as being only for children and geeks; "Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics" (powerHouse Books, $35), ...

PHOTOS: 8 Controversial Covers 'The New Yorker' Didn't Publish

Posted 05.01.2012 | Books

The New Yorker is as famous for its smart, cheeky illustrations as it is for its social commentary. The magazine has published commendable images, suc...

9 Kate-Related Garbage Pail Kid Cards

Kate Torgovnick | Posted 06.13.2012 | Books
Kate Torgovnick

Art Spiegelman, the man behind the graphic novel Maus, was a member of the team that made the cards. So he was a natural to write the introduction for a new book, called simply Garbage Pail Kids.

From The Beach Boys & Randy Newman to Fleet Foxes & Skrillex: A Conversation With Van Dyke Parks, Plus Calling JB Baretsky's Bluff

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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WATCH: 'Maus' Author On His Unconventional Masterpiece

Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts

In any retelling of an event as unspeakable as the Holocaust, much will be lost in translation. With Art Spiegelman's 'Maus,' the retelling is in the ...

15 Things You Should Probably Know About Van Dyke Parks

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

This "sui generis" Southern gentleman, raconteur and erstwhile child actor defies linear explication. Here are 15 semi-random items for the not-yet initiated.

10 Books You Really Should Have Read In High School: An Alternate List

flavorwire.com | Posted 10.08.2011 | Books

This week, we came across this list of ‘books you really should have read in high school’ over at MSNBC’s Today Books. While their picks are def...

Comics of the Past: Appreciated on Many Levels

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kate Kelly

Fifty years ago, parents outright discouraged children from reading comics because they "took up time that could be used reading real literature." But children knew all along that comics had value.

Unfilmable Books

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Books and movies have gone hand-in-hand since Hollywood's very beginnings. Some of its greatest triumphs--"The Godfather," "Gone With The Wind," "The ...

The Meta of Children's Fiction

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

I've long been a fan of metafiction --- those weird and witty books that make us aware of the artifice of story-creation. The best tickle my funny bon...

What's A Bigger Innovation Than eBooks?

Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sammy Perlmutter

eReaders, don't approach the level of invention or edification that the wordless book does. Are eBooks changing the way we read stories, or are they merely changing the way we receive them?

Six Word Memoirs: James Frey, Frank McCourt And Others Write Their Lives In Six Words (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Six word memoirs have become a literary trend in the past few years. The challenge, created by SMITH Magazine, is to write a memoir in just six words,...

The Joke Is 'On' Not 'In' The New Yorker

Dwight Dunkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dwight Dunkley

Like a tabloid talk show, the New Yorker cover was calculated to draw looks and sell advertising. But the so-called satire missed its mark.