Idol Chatter

Which book did you like better–Philip Roth’s “The Plot Against America,” or Dara Horn’s “In the Image”? Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Everything Is Illuminated” or Saul Bellow’s “Ravelstein”? This showdown of sorts among contemporary–and in Bellow’s case, deceased–Jewish writers is taking …Read More

If you took the Ben Stiller comedy “Meet the Parents,” rewrote it in Spanish, and added in a dash of the Israel-Palestinian conflict and a pinch of religious conversion experiences, you’d end up with “Only Human,” which opens tonight in …Read More

The New York Times Book Review created a furor in the literary world last month when it chose Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” as the best American work of fiction from the past 25 years. Though the book was chosen by a …Read More