Julia M. Klein

Julia M. Klein is a cultural reporter and critic in Philadelphia and a contributing editor at Columbia Journalism Review.

Articles by this author

GTMO Road Show
Summer 2013 GTMO Road Show

Guantánamo Now

Burgers and Ballots
Fall 2012 Burgers and Ballots

Election Day fiesta

Out of the Woods
Spring 2012 Out of the Woods

A not-so-funny thing happened to Diane Paulus on the way to the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Will her production of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” get the last laugh?

The Buddha in the Attic
Winter 2011-12 Here Come the Brides
Winter 2011-12 History in the Making

When Valerie Paley was asked to rethink the New-York Historical Society's exhibit, she had to use her heads.

Scribble, Scribble, Scribble
Summer 2011 Chef’s Salad
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Spring 2011 Pulitzer prize winner Siddhartha Mukherjee's skeptical yet empathetic take on treating cancer

In the Pulitzer prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee offers a skeptical yet empathetic look at cancer treatment.

How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu / Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Winter 2010-11 Interpreters of Dreams: New novels by Dinaw Mengestu and Jean Kwok

Interpreters of Dreams: New novels by Dinaw Mengestu and Jean Kwok

Perfect Reader by Maggie Pouncey
Fall 2010 The Executor’s Song

A review of the The Executor’s Song by Maggie Pouncey

West Side Story / Photo: Hank Walker. Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images
Summer 2010 Brush Up Your... Marlowe?

Reviews of James Shapiro's Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? and Shakespeare and the American Musical by Irene G. Dash