Jesse Green

4 articles

Immigrant Number One

What became of Annie Moore, the first person to arrive on Ellis Island?



On the difficult, “god-like” decisions faced by parents of transgender children.


What Do a Bunch of Old Jews Know About Living Forever?

Irving Kahn is about to celebrate his 106th birthday. He still goes to work every day. Scientists are studying him and several hundred other Ashkenazim to find out what keeps them going. And going. And going.

The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Himself

Tony Kushner and the burdens of being one of the last public intellectuals in American theater.