Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

David and the Philistine Woman: Throwing rocks

David and the Philistine Woman, by Paul Boorstin, Top Hat Books, 316 pages, $19.95 Reviewed by NEAL GENDLER One problem with writing a novel based on biblical characters is that most readers are familiar with the basic story, and usually, you can’t change the outcome. So you have to imagine what the characters might think […]

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

On the Fringe

Minnesota’s annual non-juried theater festival presents a collection of Jewish plays by MAX SPARBER The 23-year-old Minnesota Fringe Festival is one of the great experiments in theater. It is unjuried, which means that anyone who applied has a chance of being accepted, regardless of experience or the quality of their work. Instead, shows are picked […]

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Amazing tales of the 1960s ‘revolution’

Jonathan Lerner functioned as the office manager and spokesperson for Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the national anti-Vietnam War group. In his captivating memoir, Swords in the Hands of Children (OR Books), Lerner tells the story about how a demented faction of activists wrecked SDS, and created what is known as the Weather Underground, […]