Monthly Archives: September 2010

Mike Edison Celebrates Banned Books

Cock blocking people’s freedom of speech is rightfully unpopular, but that doesn’t make it non-existent. Banned books are, and will continue to be, a subject of discussion for years to come (let’s not forget the Alaskan librarian who came out … Read More

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One Less Jew on Conan’s New Show

When the Conan O’Brien starts up his new show, "Conan," Nov. 8th on TBS, Max Weinberg won’t be his band leader anymore. But Conan is keeping it in the family.  According to Arts Beat, Jimmy Vivino will be taking over duties … Read More

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A Lazy Breakdown of “Obama’s Jewish Problem”

Today at The Daily Beast, Peter Beinart writes about President Obama’s “Jewish Problem,” which, for those of you who don’t care to read it, breaks down like this: First paragraph: Asks “What would it take to make American Jewish groups … Read More

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Groening for Ira Glass

Another reason I think of Ira Glass whenever I see a banana: this Sunday, he’ll be the appetizingly ripe shade of yellow as he guest stars on the Simpsons season premier at 8PM/7PM Central. The episode rumored to be titled … Read More

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Fifty First (J) Dates: I Can’t Stand You, But You Might Be Great for Melissa

I am a firm believer in not burning bridges with people. This is a policy that is nice in theory, but difficult to uphold. Despite all of my good intentions, I still have had some knock-down, drag-out fights with both … Read More

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From New York to San Francisco: The Year Sukkot Blew Up

This year might be remembered as "The Year Sukkot Blew Up". All across the country, people are taking advantage of the holiday, and finding new and creative ways of expressing themselves.  First there was Sukkot City in New York; which … Read More

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Top Ten Shelter Songs for Sukkot

“Our house, was our castle and our keep.” Read More

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Authors in Conversation: Gal Beckerman and Jennifer Gilmore

Why it took so long for such an impassioned account on the fight to save Soviet Jewry to come out is beyond me.  Judging by the 500+ pages, and several years it took Gal Beckerman to write When They Come … Read More

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