In December, I finally got the chance to meet Paulette Cooper when we had breakfast near the offices of the Voice. For many of us who toil in this business of reporting on Scientology, we have no greater hero. Paulette's 1971 book, The Scandal of Scientology, was one of the first exposes of the chur ... More >>
It's Program B of the one-act mini-fest at 59E59 Theaters
The local Fox News television reporter puts it like this: "To survive the worst of the worst -- a Nazi death camp! -- and then 70 years later, you're crossing this little street in Queens and you get struck by a car... Well, that's what happened this morning." Basically. Ilonko Krauss was hit ... More >>
A big story told in a small way
A pajama-clad Manhattan woman who jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday is recovering from hypothermia in Bellevue today after Police Department divers jumped from a helicopter and pulled her out of the East River. The Times has an interview with the divers -- The Arbeit Macht Frei (Work wil ... More >>
A documentary about the creative impulse that sustained many young prisoners of World War II concentration camps
Madonna has announced that when her "Sticky & Sweet" tour hits Poland, she just might take her four kids on a day trip to the Auschwitz concentration camp to remind them how very lucky they are.
Look, it's a member of Das Racist eating food. Photo by Sam Horine. In the week we spent the early hours of recovering from Siren Festival--highlights of which were many and varied and included a photo of Das Racist daring to eat a type of food the duo doesn't rap about--we were officially and ... More >>
A Chicken Empathy Museum sounds like an upscale showcase for all the young boys molested by a certain pop star. But that's not at all what we're talking about here! We're talking about how, when a Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing plant in Farmerville, Louisiana was announced as closing, the animal ... More >>
Too bad about the whole lack-of-coherence thing
Doc explores Israel's Holocaust s&m lit. Also, Tehilim gets lost in Jerusalem.
Live accompaniment for Bill Morrison's avant-garde collage
From shivah to Shoah, the 16th annual Jewish film fest doesn't shy away from the big questions
In the face of Iran's Holocaust denial conference and contemporary desensitization comes this startling German doc
Quietly audacious, Hungarian cinematographer's debut is the most existential of Holocaust films
Discreetly, Antony Sher presents Primo Levi's life in Auschwitz, but is discretion enough?
The whole megillah: Crossing the globe, Jewish films examine immigration and identity
In Nobelist Imre Kertész's Liquidation, the Holocaust isn't inexplicableit's a given
Have Jewish Critics of The Passion of the Christ Actually Fueled New Anti-Semitism?
Researchers Uncover Records of the Company's Work at Death-Camp Complex
Lisa Kron Tells Her Fathers Story of the Holocaust