That the American theater is today in the doldrums few will deny. In their effort to diagnose the sickness of Broadway, critics have turned their...

Heinz Politzer’s discussion of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s “musical drama,” The Consul, now running on Broadway, raises again, in somewhat original terms, the question of whether an...

What Is Jewish Art? Jewish Artists of the 19th And 20th Centuries. by Karl Schwartz. Philosophical Library. 273 pp., 48 ill. $4.75.   Here, in all conscience, is a bad...

In addition to scholarship and enthusiasm, Herbert Howarth brings to the study of the long-obscured problem of the relation of the Jewish spirit to pictorial...

Chemjo Vinaver has won the high respect of American critics and audiences alike for his devotion to the highest standards of musicianship as displayed in...

William Schack is the author of that remarkable biography of Louis Eilshemius which appeared in 1939, And He Sat Among the Ashes. Arnold Friedman, the...

The Last Aesthete Aesthetics and History in the Visual Arts. by Bernard Berenson. Pan Theon. 260 pp. $4.00. Sketch for a Self-Portrait. by Ber Nard Berenson. Pantheon. 185 pp. $3.00.   Mr. Berenson,...

Kurt List here reports on the 1948-49 Jewish music season, and tries to assess the promise—for the sound future development of Jewish music in America—of...

Harold Orlansky has been in England for the past year on a Social Science Research Council fellowship, studying the establishment of a new English town....

On Musical Jewishness The Music of Israel. By Peter Gradenwitz. W. W. Norton. 334 pp. $5.00.   For a number of years the Jewish musical scene has been vexed by...

Many American Jews look for strong and immediate enrichment of artistic endeavor here by Israeli culture; others are somewhat sceptical. In any case, the report...

Historically, the Jew is a comparative latecomer to the world of art, and encouragement of art by the organized Jewish community is an even more...