Tag: Manhattan

  • Childhood with Aba

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ It’s been several months, now, since my father – “Aba” – died, and the memory of these last, difficult years has receded just enough for some of the earlier, happier ones to begin to re-emerge.  The last thing I worked with him on was Start-Ups, a book about his life…

  • STARTUPS: BREAKING THROUGH THREE CULTURES, BY ALEXANDER KAUFMAN

    Part Three ___ From AMERICA ___ July 13, 1954 was a sizzling, humid, hot boiling day when I walked down the gangplank off the Queen Elizabeth and onto the West Side highway where Tom Friedman welcomed me to New York. Tom had acted as my agent in Israel selling my cartoons to newspapers and magazines,…

  • Leaving New york

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ My wife, Nancy, and I are both New York born and bred. She longs to return there and to Manhattan – “the City” – in particular. I do not. It’s a topic that comes up from time to time [increasingly so, as we near retirement], and we took it up…

  • Balthus, Poirot, Strudel, and Rakka

    by Daniel A. Kaufman A beautiful documentary about David Suchet’s remarkable portrayal of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, for 25 years. A thoughtful, articulate essay on Balthus that is exactly the sort of thing we need more of in today’s rush to “cleanse” history of its “problematic” artists and works. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/06/28/balthus-therese-through-glass-darkly/ The late Jerry Fodor on…