Leslie Epstein

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Netsky notes

Hankus Netsky founded the Klezmer Conservatory Band 30 years ago at New England Conservatory and sparked an American klezmer revival that continues to this day.
The KCB's main man talks Klezmer
By JON GARELICK  |  February 26, 2010


There was room for more than one young Jewish diarist in the occupied Amsterdam of World War II. Anne Frank, who died as a teen, is a 20th-century icon. But until recently, her feisty innocence hid Etty Hillesum's fire.
The Wrestling Patient at the BCA; the Lyric's Speech & Debate
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 31, 2009

Novel idea: Twitter fiction

Inauspiciously, Tom Scharpling began his Twitter novel with a typo.
Post-modernism, post by 140-character post
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 14, 2009

The best on the boards

There have been a few muggings on the rialto this year.
Theatre: 2007 in review
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 17, 2007

Pawns in a plot of horror

When Leslie Epstein’s novel King of the Jews was published in 1979, it was hailed as ambitious by all and deemed controversial by many.
Leslie Epstein's King of the Je ws on stage
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  February 27, 2007

A winter’s tale

Even as the family drama of your holiday comes to a close, there’s no need to don a kerchief and settle in for a long winter’s nap.
The season ahead on area stages
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 28, 2006


Fascist dreams

Leslie Epstein opens his panoramic new novel with a cast of thousands assembled to watch the conquered Ethiopians paraded through Rome.
Leslie Epstein’s grand — and comic — opera
By DANA KLETTER  |  October 31, 2006