Emily Tamkin documents her Jiří Menzel binge and explains how and why his films hold up so well today.
Emily Tamkin is a global affairs journalist based in Washington, DC. Previously, she covered foreign affairs on staff at Foreign Policy and BuzzFeed News, and US politics, foreign policy, and society as senior editor at The New Statesman. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The New Republic, The New York Times, Slate, and The Washington Post, among other publications. She is the author of The Influence of Soros: Politics, Power, and the Struggle for Open Society (2020) and Bad Jews: A History of American Jewish Politics and Identities (2022). She studied Russian literature and culture at Columbia and Russian and East European studies at Oxford.