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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Arts & Culture

People of the Book: The Finkler Question and the New Anti-Semitism

15:38 24 November in Arts & Culture, Culture, History, Latest, Politics, Religion
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by Daniel Kieval In Howard Jacobson's Booker-prize winning novel, The Finkler Question, Jewish residents of London are increasingly alarmed by the growing number of anti-Semitic attacks worldwide. The characters receive streams of news reports in which anger or hatred toward Israel fuels violence toward Jews everywhere,...

Boxing Gym

13:06 30 September in Arts & Culture, Culture, Latest, Misc
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By Symi Rom-Rymer Lord’s Gym, Austin, Texas: Thwack. Sssssss. Clang, clang, clang. Slapslapslapslap. In a small, white shingled building hidden behind a Goodwill store, posters of famous fights and fighters frozen in position overlap on the walls. Worn boxing rings and masking tape-encased punching bags reign supreme. In this atmosphere of muscles...