Art exhibitions reveal the real Gertrude Stein; young American Jews are disagreeing with their parents’ views on Palestine; meanwhile, the battle over bin Laden postmortem photos continues. These discoveries and more below.
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Gertrude Stein’s “Missing” Vichy Years
If you want to discover the real Gertrude Stein, two art exhibitions now making their way to Washington, D.C., and Paris gloss over some shocking historic evidence.
Kick out the jams, Jamie Dimon!
A charismatic rebel leader has emerged in recent weeks to challenge the way things work on Wall Street—and, boy, does he come from an unexpected place.
Why Fewer Young American Jews Share Their Parents’ View of Israel
I [Dana Goldstein] understand the frustrations of the Palestinians who are dealing with ongoing Israeli settlement construction and sympathize with their decision to approach the U.N., but my mom supports President Obama’s promise to wield the U.S. veto, sharing his view that a two-state solution can be achieved only through negotiations with Israel.
Can Russia’s Social Media Forces Push the Putin Regime?
The latest political news from Russia has President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin swapping jobs again next year with the aim of sustaining Putin’s personal power structure for perhaps another dozen years.