Stephen Engelberg: The Painting That Saved my Family from the HolocaustNovember 2015
A group of German journalists track the painting that saved a family
Rob Spillman: No Anne FrankJuly 2015
Readpolitik: With this sneaky, survival-focused narrator Aron, Jim Shepard elevates the ordinary and makes a necessary addition to the literature of the Holocaust.
Sandy Tolan: Blown Chances in GazaAugust 2014
For the last eight years, Israel and the U.S. have chosen war, with devastating consequences for the families of Gaza.
Jillian Steinhauer: Hannah Arendt’s Passionate ThinkingJune 2013
Margarethe von Trotta’s biopic yields an insight that’s fresher than “the banality of evil,” and just as true.
Origin StoriesApril 2013
The Guatemalan writer on his grandfather's escape from Auschwitz, translation as collaboration, and giving readers "the words they deserve.
Amis UnfilteredFebruary 2013
The provocateur on Obama’s second term and the role of bad behavior in fiction.
Erik Raschke: A Dutch DissonanceMarch 2012
The Dutch love to chide America on its unethical domestic policy—so it’s time they looked at their own.
The Land of OśNovember 2011
The grandson of a Holocaust survivor visits the town that was home to Auschwitz.