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Spotlight On: The Fat Jew, AKA Josh Ostrovsky

Spotlight On: The Fat Jew, AKA Josh Ostrovsky
By October 2, 2014

He’s the CEO of an ironic personality cult based on utter insanity, with 1.3 million Instagram followers. Oh, and he’s the new James Joyce. Read More

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Debut Novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya on Misery, Writing, and Brighton Beach

Debut Novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya on Misery, Writing, and Brighton Beach
By September 30, 2014

“Russian writers are like Russian people: there’s not a lot of bullshit.” Read More

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Review: “This Is Where I Leave You”

Review: “This Is Where I Leave You”
By September 29, 2014

Or, “This Is Where Fine Actors Waste Their Talents.” Read More

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Brooklyn’s Best Vintage Store Also Supports Jewish Kids With Serious Illnesses

Brooklyn’s Best Vintage Store Also Supports Jewish Kids With Serious Illnesses
By September 24, 2014

Buying a gorgeous 60s frock can be a mitzvah, too. Read More

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Spotlight On: Indie-Folk Trio Distant Cousins

Spotlight On: Indie-Folk Trio Distant Cousins
By September 19, 2014

Veterans of the Jewish music scene (Moshav, Blue Fringe) go mainstream, staying true to their roots. Read More

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Actor Shane Baker on Translating ‘Waiting for Godot’ into Yiddish

Actor Shane Baker on Translating ‘Waiting for Godot’ into Yiddish
By September 18, 2014

“A yid lebt mit bitokhn (a Jew lives with hope). For me, Beckett is all about hope.” Read More

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Artist Sara Erenthal Reflects on Her Ultra-Orthodox Upbringing, And Life Beyond

Artist Sara Erenthal Reflects on Her Ultra-Orthodox Upbringing, And Life Beyond
By September 9, 2014

She fled an arranged marriage at 17, joined the Israeli army, then backpacked through India. Her new exhibit in Brooklyn touches on her religious childhood and secular present. Read More

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