Posted: Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:54 | Posted by: Elizabeth Denlinger | Well Versed
"Maurice Sendak's "Where The Wild Things Are"

Maurice Sendak, the beloved and celebrated maker of children’s books, was much more than "Where the Wild Things Are." At his death in 2012, more than 10, 200 pieces of his work –  drawings, watercolors, manuscripts, proof copies and more – resided at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia. The museum had hoped that this situation, which let them stage no fewer than 72 Sendak exhibitions since 1970, would continue. However, Peter Dobrin of the Philadelphia Inquirer recently broke the news that not only did Sendak leave the materials to the Maurice Sendak Foundation, but the foundation’s trustees have asked for their return to Sendak’s Ridgefield, Connecticut home, set to become a museum of sorts itself.

Posted: Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:58 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
The artist Sara Erenthal next to "Eidele Meidele."

Sara Erenthal likes to think of her one-woman gallery show as a brief memoir. From the moment that visitors walk through the door of the Soapbox Gallery in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights, they enter her life, first via her childhood bedroom.

Posted: Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:00 | Posted by: Gloria Kestenbaum | Well Versed
"Bathsheba" by Bruce Murray

The Jerusalem Lover," a novella by Shira Dicker, is a prescient and courageous look at the ongoing battle between Israel's staunch defenders and her harsh critics. The work was actually written seven years ago, as Dicker struggled with the “casual anti-Semitism (she)…confronted nearly daily” while living in England during 2004.

Posted: Tue, 08/05/2014 - 23:14 | Posted by: Emily Snyder | Well Versed
Meron Langsner. Allison McDonough

With the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival upon us, one play stands out among the rest.  Meron Langsner’s “Over Here,” presented by Mortal Folly Theatre, depicts an unlikely friendship between a Palestinian-American and an Israeli immigrant in the rubble of the Twin Towers.

Posted: Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:38 | Posted by: Elizabeth Denlinger | Well Versed
© Anne Frank Fonds, Basel

The Anne Frank Center in New York is a tiny space, smaller than the secret apartment in Amsterdam where the Frank family spent much of the war in hiding.