Articles published elsewhere

Most of Seth Rogovoy’s original writing now appears in his Substack column, Everything Is Broken, and in the pages of The Forward, the global, online, English-language edition of the venerable Jewish/Yiddish media outlet. Seth also contributes music and book reviews to the Hudson Valley lifestyle and culture magazine Chronogram and to other publications.

Links to these articles published elsewhere are compiled here below, the most recently published being at the top of the list. (Some articles may be behind a paywall.)


FILM REVIEW: A new Criterion Collection box set containing various versions of Sam Peckinpah’s “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid” — including a fully restored and properly edited “50th anniversary edition” — has me reexamining the enigmatic and essential role Bob Dylan played in the film (The Forward)

ALBUM REVIEW: Maya Beiser’s In C is both an intriguing conceptual achievement and a hypnotic, nearly ecstatic listening experience (Chronogram)

BOOK REVIEW: Will Hermes’ recent Lou Reed bio reveals new depths to Lou Reed’s Jewish identity (The Forward)

THE SECRET JEWISH HISTORY OF DICK VAN DYKE: Dick Van Dyke’s eponymous TV show was the brainchild of Jewish comedian/writer Carl Reiner. Was it also the inspiration for ‘Seinfeld’? (Forward)

PLAY REVIEW: ‘Stereophonic’ Delivers Second-Hand Blues: The hit play-with-music is up for a record thirteen Tony Awards. Maybe it just went over my head. (EIB Substack)

THE ROGOVOY REPORT CULTURAL PREVIEW 6.12.24: This week’s Berkshire and Hudson Valley Cultural Preview recommends concerts by Kim Gordon; Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain; Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra; Corrine Bailey Rae; Keb’ Mo’; and many others.

ART REVIEW: He’s Got Everything He Needs, He’s an Artist, He Don’t Look Back: Best known as a Nobel Prize-winning songwriter, Bob Dylan is also an accomplished visual artist working in a variety of modes (Everything Is Broken/Substack)

FILM REVIEW: My thoughts on Peter Jackson’s restoration of Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s Beatles film, “Let It Be” — and what it reveals about George Harrison’s supposed desire to quit the band(Everything Is Broken/Substack)

ALBUM REVIEW: On her new album, Taylor Swift compares herself to Jesus and God (The Forward)

CONCERT REVIEW 4.15.24: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Albany, N.Y. (Everything Is Broken / Substack)


NEWS
: Beck, Trey Anastasio, Boyz II Men Headed to Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass., This Summer (The Rogovoy Report)

WHAT JEWISH TRADITION SAYS ABOUT THE SOLAR ECLIPSE (Forward, 8.17.17)

CONCERT REVIEW 3.30.24: Robert Burke Warren at the Local in Saugerties, N.Y. (Everything Is Broken / Substack)

THE ROGOVOY REPORT CULTURAL PREVIEW 4.5.24: This week’s Berkshire and Hudson Valley Cultural Preview includes Richard Lloyd in Hudson, Colin Hay in Troy, Tom Papa in Poughkeepsie, Antonio Sanchez at MASS MoCA. and Woodstock’s fabulous Simi Stone, performing at the Local in Saugerties, N.Y.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Oppermanns,” a 1933 German novel by Lion Feuchtwanger, is a gripping, suspenseful page-turner that reads like today’s headlines (Everything Is Broken / Substack)

REVIEW: Penny Arcade live, ‘Better Call Saul’, and ‘Ted Lasso’(Everything Is Broken / Substack)

NEWS: Robert Burke Warren to Celebrate Birthday with Solo Concert in Saugerties (The Rogovoy Report)

ERIC CARMEN TRIBUTE: This rocker (almost) named Eric Kaminkowitz had a thing for edible berries and inspired Bruce Springsteen and ‘Dirty Dancing’ (Forward)

ROGOVOY REPORT 3.11.24: This week’s Rogovoy Report links to articles about ‘quiet quitting,’ pedestrian rights, Trump’s unhinged plans for a second term, backward seating on Amtrak, WCMA’s new design, and concert updates in the Berkshires, including Brandi Carlile, Roger Daltrey, Lyle Lovett, Ben Folds, et al.

NEWS 3.8.24: Lyle Lovett, Ben Folds, Suzanne Vega, Keb’ Mo’, and BoDeans Headed to Mahaiwe (Rogovoy Report)

NEWS 3.7.24: Brandi Carlile, Roger Daltrey, John Fogerty and Jon Batiste Added to 2024 Summer Lineup at Tanglewood (EIB/Rogovoy Report)

ROGOVOY REPORT 3.4.24: This week’s Rogovoy Report Substack includes links to articles about why we need to slow down and just say no; Russia after Navalny; art and retirement in Williamstown, Mass.; a change in leadership at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass.; and how a pair of Williams College professors are reading ‘Moby Dick’ Talmud-style, a page a day.


ALBUM REVIEW: ALEX PEH’s solo piano album
ATTUNE (Chronogram)

REVIEW: GARY LUCAS at SPENCERTOWN ACADEMY
(Everything Is Broken / Substack)

THE ROGOVOY REPORT WEEKEND CULTURAL PREVIEW 3.1.24:This week the Rogovoy Report’s Berkshire & Hudson Valley Cultural Preview includes Ballet Hispanico at the Mahaiwe, Sean Jones at Hudson Hall, ZviDance at Kaatsbaan, Jon Stewart at the Bardavon, and Joan Baez at the Triplex in Great Barrington.

ROGOVOY REPORT 2.26.24: In this week’s Rogovoy Report, Ralph Gardner Jr asks if he should feel guilty about taking the best seat at restaurants, Clare de Boer’s dining empire, how indie cinemas are trying to survive, the rescue of a mural hidden in the attic of a one-time 18th-century synagogue in North Adams, and our weekly Fascist Takeover Watch.

EVERYTHING IS BROKEN 2.23.24: Reviews of The Zone of Interest, Oppenheimer, and American Fiction

THE ROGOVOY REPORT WEEKEND CULTURAL PREVIEW 2.23.24: The Rogovoy Report’s weekend cultural preview for Berkshires and Hudson Valley includes guitarist Gary Lucas, vocalist Johanna Hedva, the Grand Kyiv Ballet, Mary Fahl, and more. Link in bio.

THE ROGOVOY REPORT 1.30.24: Holocaust Artist’s Hudson, N.Y., Exhibition Another Casualty of War — Phillip Schwartz’s Holocaust-themed artworks were to be shown at Hudson Hall. Schwartz withdrew his participation after the venue chose to add a “Muslim perspective” to the Holocaust exhibition.

EVERYTHING IS BROKEN 1.20.24: I don’t ordinarily review recordings or creative works by friends, but the latest edition of my Everything Is Broken Substack newsletter includes reviews of recent recordings by (my friends) Frank London and Lauren Passarelli.

ROGOVOY REPORT 1.15.24: This week’s Rogovoy Report includes links to articles on how to be a better audience member, Adam Schiff’s pro-democracy plan (including ending the Electoral College and expanding the Supreme Court), how writing leads to critical thinking, and why children living near green spaces have stronger bones

REVIEW: Track 29: Nicolas Roeg’s 1988 film is a psychological thriller starring Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd, and Sandra Bernhard, produced by George Harrison’s HandMade Films (Everything Is Broken/Substack)

REVIEW: My Favorite Books of 2023 (Everything Is Broken/Substack)

REVIEW: There’s more to Madonna’s Jewish story than just Kabbalah and social media posts about Israel (The Forward)

On the Virtues of Sensitivity: Long viewed as a form of weakness, sensitivity could prove to be the only, ultimate hope for the survival of the human race. (Everything Is Broken/Substack)

ROGOVOY REPORT: Berkshire and Hudson Valley Weekend Preview 11.21.23 (Substack)

REVIEW: Considering the Beatles, ‘Now and Then’: The Beatles “new” single sounds nothing like the Beatles, which is its greatest virtue (Everything Is Broken/Substack)

CD and BOOK REVIEW: With a new (old) album, a tour with (old) new songs, and a giant new book, Bob Dylan remains a neverending juggernaut (review of the new Bob Dylan “Complete Budokan 1978” box set and the “Mixing Up the Medicine” catalog put together by the Bob Dylan Center and Archive (The Forward)

CD REVIEW: Maya Beiser’s Infinite Bach (Chronogram)

REVIEW: A reinvigorated Bob Dylan at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, N.Y., 10.31.23 (Substack)

Rogovoy Report: Berkshire and Hudson Valley Weekend Preview 10.24.23 (Substack)

How Gentle Giant — a cult Scottish-Jewish prog-rock band — finally hit the Top 10 more than four decades after they broke up (Forward)

My Summer of Munch: The powerful emotions rendered in and extending outward from Munch’s work have given me a mystical experience, an inner glimpse, a close encounter with one of the great prophets of the 20th century (Substack)

Rogovoy Report: Berkshire and Hudson Valley Weekend Preview 9.22.23 (Substack)

Rogovoy Report: Berkshire and Hudson Valley Weekend Preview 9.5.23 (Substack)

The secret Jewish history of Jimmy Buffett: There was a surprisingly kosher side to the late artist — even if his idea of paradise involved the consumption of cheeseburgers (Forward)

Waiting for the Fall: Summer isn’t everyone’s favorite season (Everything Is Broken)