Kurtzman Lives!

MAD Magazine’s Maestro of Cultural Insurgency by Paul Buhle From the Summer 2015 issue of Jewish Currents Discussed in this essay: Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America, by Bill Schelly. Fantagraphics, 2015, 644 pages. PERHAPS ONLY TRUE DEVOTEES of MAD magazine are likely to accept Bill Schelly’s claim that […]

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Belafonte’s Uncompromising Career

A Fearlessly Progressive Star by Paul Buhle From the Spring, 2015 issue of Jewish Currents Reviewed in this Essay: Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical, by Judith E. Smith. University of Texas Press, 2014, 221 pages. LAST NOVEMBER, when Harry Belafonte accepted the “Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award” from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and […]

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