Paul Buhle

  • Poetry

    The Miami Beach Series, 1982

    July 16, 2018Paul Buhle

    Poems by historian Paul Buhle, drawn from interviews with the “Jewish Old Left” in Miami Beach.

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  • Articles

    Kurtzman Lives!

    July 19, 2015Paul Buhle

    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 Harvey Kurtzman, its founding editor, writer, and cartoonist, “revolutionized humor in America,” as this voluminous biography says in its subtitle. ...

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  • Articles

    Belafonte’s Uncompromising Career

    June 7, 2015Paul Buhle

    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. [caption id="attachment_37079" align="alignright" width="228"] Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, and Harry Belafonte: One of the first interracial magazine covers in U.S. history[/caption] LAST NOVEMBER, when Harry Belafonte accepted the “Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award” fr...

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