Arts & Culture

‘The Last Schwartz’ Opening at Gloucester Stage

By Sheila Barth

Don’t expect Deborah Zoe Laufer’s play opening at Gloucester Stage to be a typical dark comedy about a Jewish dysfunctional family.Read More


By Katherine Veytsman

Kat Veytsman is a Junior at Marblehead High School. The recent Orlando killings have inspired her to write a poem encouraging people to love each other.Read More

A Busy May for Seaside Symphony

By Todd Feinburg

Spring is a busy time at Symphony by the Sea, a two-month period that sees the season open with concerts in early April then wrap up in May with a fundraiser (on May 14) and, a week later, with the end of season “All Beethoven” concerts.Read More

‘Colliding Dreams’ Revisits Promise and Practice of Zionism

By Michael Fox

Free to reinvent themselves, the early Zionists adopted Hebrew as their language, and reread the Bible not for its religious teachings but as a record of Jewish history in the land.Read More

Dutch Delight at Peabody Essex Museum

By Amy Forman

More than 200 varied pieces of Dutch treasures are on display through June 5.Read More

Ari Hest Sings Live in Salem

Ari Hest will be performing his unique songs at CinemaSalem on Thursday, April 14.Read More

The Art of Connection at ThinkArt

By Amy Forman

The Marblehead studio explores international folk art, mixed media and art based in the design world.Read More

The New Kid on the Block: Introducing the Jewish Arts Collaborative

By Laura Conrad Mandel

The Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts) is a new organization dedicated to featuring the best of Jewish culture.Read More

SweetGreen: An Interview

Founder Jonathan Neman spoke to the Journal recently.Read More

SweetGreen: The Future of Fine Dining?

By Todd Feinburg

We treat ourselves to salads like “Rad Thai,” listed at 375 calories and made with “organic arugula and organic mesclun,” greens that large swaths of the country couldn’t identify by sight.Read More

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