Critics may knock the ‘Modern Times’ exhibit for being a crowd pleaser, but they are missing the point
Tal Niv is the editor of Haaretz English Edition Magazine. A columnist and regular contributor to the Haaretz Books supplement, Niv joined the paper in 1991 and has been editing the magazine since 1998.
Niv was raised on Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov in the Jordan Valley, studied comparative literature at Tel Aviv University and has taught creative writing at the Camera Obscura film school.
Her experiences on the kibbutz in the 1980s were the topic of a year-long column, soon to be expanded into a book. She and her family live in Tel Aviv.
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