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Why I Love Mel Brooks

By February 9, 2009

That Anne Bancroft was one lucky woman. I mean, obviously, she was beautiful. And talented. And yes, I suppose she was also fortunate because The Graduate turned her into a collective American fantasy. But mostly, she was lucky because she … Read More

Shiksa Means “Awesome,” Right?

By January 26, 2009

When I read Rachel Shukert’s description of “Wasp Cove” I couldn’t help feeling that she had secretly observed my hometown. There, we wear madras with no sense of irony, and drink scotch until we can almost, haltingly, express our feelings. … Read More