About Avi Kramer

Avi is a fiction writer living in Boston.

Shvitz Spritz: A New Kind of Bump

By August 3, 2007

Gawker fills us in: "Keith Richards didn't mix his dad's ashes with cocaine, he just snorted them straight." [R&M, last item] Bourne Part 3: Paul Greengrass makes one helluva action movie. [Slate] Responses to FEMA's toxic trailers given to Katrina … Read More

The Rules of Engagement

By August 2, 2007

The Jerusalem Post has published an excellent Jewlicious blog on the Noah Feldman debate. Jewlicious takes the angle that although Feldman was born into the Orthodoxy and had no choice regarding his religious practice — thus he is somewhat justified … Read More

Mideast News Roundup

By August 1, 2007

By killing two South Korean hostages and refusing to release the remaining twenty-one, including eighteen women, the Taliban is taking a new path that hints it is becoming an Afghan branch of Al Qaeda. [Christian Science Monitor] Cheney says he … Read More

TreeHugger Hits the Jackpot

By August 1, 2007

Fortune reports: TreeHugger.com the destination blog for earthy, crunchy and design-minded hipsters all over the globe has been acquired by Discovery Communications, the cable programming giant. Terms of the deal were not disclosed in the official release, but the New … Read More

Shvitz Spritz: One-Upping Lindsay

By August 1, 2007

Britney goes gangster on photographer. [TMZ] UN approves 26,000 peacekeepers for Darfur. [The New York Times] "There's no guarantee yet that (a) the UN member countries will actually come though with the troops or (b) Sudan will allow the troops … Read More

Photo of the Day: The Big Ticket

By July 31, 2007

Okay, so many of you may not be sports fans, and probably care less about basketball than whether American Apparel opened their 50th store in New York City, but bear with me while I gush about how my hometown Boston … Read More

JTA Misses the Point on Feldman

By July 31, 2007

What does the Jewish Telegraph Agency think of Noah Feldman’s contentious “Orthodox Paradox” in the Times magazine from a couple Sundays ago? Unimpressed: Feldman turned these anecdotes about his alma mater into a launching point for a much wider and … Read More

Shvitz Spritz: KG in Boston

By July 31, 2007

The Boston Celtics and the Minnesota Timberwolves are close to agreeing on a deal that would send Kevin Garnett to Boston. [ESPN] There are at least 237 reasons why we mate. [The New York Times] The JTA writes that Noah … Read More