Jonathan Shainin

Jonathan Shainin is on the staff of the New Yorker. He is editor, with Roane Carey, of The Other Israel, (New Press).

The Plot Against America The Plot Against America

John Updike's Terrorist rips its plot from the headlines. But the book's Irish-Egyptian protagonist is paper-thin, and its jihad-lit plot remains stubbornly inanimate, devoid of pa...

Jun 26, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Jonathan Shainin

Scenes From a Marriage Scenes From a Marriage

Conventional wisdom suggests Israelis and Palestinians are bitter enemies: two sides mired in a century-long conflict marked by violence, hatred and an unbounded reservoir of bru...

Jun 17, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Jonathan Shainin

Letter From Israel Letter From Israel

It's a humid Mediterranean morning in late October.

Dec 24, 2003 / Feature / Jonathan Shainin

What Are They Reading? What Are They Reading?

Though there have been scattered signs of renewed interest in Dwight Macdonald--a biography in 1994, a collection of letters in 2002--all but a fraction of his own writing mold...

Feb 14, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Jonathan Shainin

Death on the Installment Plan Death on the Installment Plan

In Terre Haute, the effects of one execution are only the beginning.

Jul 12, 2001 / Feature / Jonathan Shainin