About Avi Kramer

Avi is a fiction writer living in Boston.

Shvitz Spritz: Stuck in the Middle With You

By August 8, 2007

The best 20 movie endings include "Reservoir Dogs" and "Lost in Translation." [Entertainment Weekly] Barry Bonds breaks all-time home run record with #756 [The New York Post] and Queens resident Matt Murphy, 22, caught the ball. Here's something you should … Read More

How to Clean a Fish Tank

By August 7, 2007

Here’s something most of us will never be able to say: There’s a guy here right now in my house cleaning my 1,000 gallon saltwater aquarium. And go figure, it comes from income.com‘s blog.

What Happened to Presumed Innocent?

By August 7, 2007

There was a lot of skepticism over why the NAACP asked the country not to prejudge Michael Vick. Because surely it’s wrong to support someone who exhibited such savage cruelty towards dogs even if that someone is black and a … Read More

A Soldier’s Fix: “You want whiskey?” “No, heroin.”

By August 7, 2007

Shaun McCanna of Salon.com tells how easy it is for soldiers to score cheap, pure heroin in Afghanistan, the country-of-origin for 90 percent of the world’s heroin supply: Experts think it could be a decade before the true scope of … Read More

Photo of the Day: H20

By August 7, 2007

Above, Iraqi children fill jugs from a water truck. Last week, a Times editorial admonished bottled water drinkers to switch over to regular old tap water in light of the costs and unfavorable environmental effects of the bottled water industry: … Read More

Shvitz Spritz: Gordon’s Sure Not Tony

By August 7, 2007

Britain, and Prime Minister Gordon Brown, ask the U.S. to release five British residents from Guantanamo. [Yahoo] "It was appalling to watch over the last few days as Congress — now led by Democrats — caved in to yet another … Read More

Shvitz Spritz: Mitt Gets Worked Up

By August 6, 2007

A-Rod hits his 500th home run, Bonds ties Hank Aaron, and Tom Glavine gets win #300. [ESPN] On top of steroids, Bonds record tainted by "mechanical device." [Editor & Publisher] "The Pentagon has lost track of about 190,000 AK-47 assault … Read More

The Week in Jews

By August 3, 2007

FEEL GOOD STORY OF THE WEEK: 15-year-old Toronto Jewish boy collects shoes for children in Ethiopia. [The Jerusalem Post] BRAZILIAN JEWS DONATE WINTER COATS BUT RABBI JACKS TIES THE NEWS: São Paulo's Jewish community donated 10,000 winter coats to a … Read More