The recent Italian films The Life Ahead (La vita davanti a sé) and Mom to Hundreds (Tutto il giorno davanti) thematise the plight of underage migrants from the developing world, seeking to extract maximum sentiment from audiences. (More…)

Contemporary Jewish life in Germany is not what it once was. Still recovering from the Holocaust, its cultural figures lack the international stature that their pre-WWII predecessors still have.  (More…)

If you hate the media, it was a dream come true. The Israeli Air Force had just destroyed the offices of two of the most influential news organisations in the world. (More…)

For a book with LSD in the title and an image of a tab on the cover, there is remarkably little about Michel Foucault’s notorious drug experience in Death Valley. (More…)

While it’s unsurprising to see Felix Klein – who tends to accuse people of Antisemitism, including Jews – among endorsers of the 1948 Exhibition, it’s less predictable to find him interviewed in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, a magazine covering contemporary art music, founded by Robert Schumann. (More…)

Most British premiers have a publication that exemplifies their agenda. Thatcher had The Spectator, Blair had Prospect, but Boris Johnson has the newspaper he used to write for: The Daily Telegraph. (More…)

The year 2021 marks 1700 years of “Jewish life” in Germany.  (More…)

Unlike so many of the records that fall under the rubric of rap these days, Massimo Pericolo’s Solo Tutto remembers what the term originally meant. (More…)

The language was a victory by itself. Seeing the word “Yallah” spread across Karl-Marx-Straße, was like living in the best of all possible worlds. (More…)

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