This week: In a scoop, Alex Kane and Sam Levin report on an internal memo at the Anti-Defamation League that recommends ending police delegations to Israel. Nora Caplan-Bricker reviews Sheila Heti’s new novel, Pure Colour. An Eli Valley cartoon explores the recent controversy over Art Spiegelman’s Maus and how the graphic novel has always stood in contrast with a more Spielbergian vision of Jewish history. And in the latest episode of our staff podcast, On the Nose, Ari M. Brostoff, Jules Gill-Peterson, Meaghan Winter, and Laurie Bertram Roberts discuss the ongoing policy assault against trans people and abortion rights.
Plus, from the newsletter: Oksana Mironova and Ben Nadler talk to Russian anti-war protesters about the difficulty of challenging Vladimir Putin’s repressive regime. And Alex Kane reports on Israel’s renewed ban on permanent residency for Palestinian spouses of Israeli citizens.
In Pure Colour, Sheila Heti asks what it would mean to love the stories that link us to the past without imagining that they will carry us into the future.
Senior Editor Ari M. Brostoff, scholar Jules Gill-Peterson, journalist Meaghan Winter, and reproductive justice advocate Laurie Bertram Roberts discuss the recent wave of executive and legislative attacks on trans people and abortion rights.