Saturday, February 16, 2019

Author: Nadine Epstein

Letter from Chautauqua

21:57 12 February in 2009 March-April

The Protestant, intellectual playground founded in the 19th century is now home to a thriving Jewish community Inspired by the late 19th century belief that it was possible—through education—to build a better society, Methodists Lewis Miller, an Ohio inventor, and John Heyl Vincent, a minister, dreamed...

Recovering Messiah

02:23 05 March in 2012 March-April, Issues

By Nadine Epstein If ever there was a tale of comic resurrection, it belongs to Marc Maron. The 48-year-old comedian’s climb back from drugs, drinking and despair—with a lot of help from iTunes—is a modern-day redemption story. The progeny of a Jewish doctor and homemaker mother, Maron...