Arts & Culture
The Weekly Yiderati: Emily Gould, Shalom Auslander, Deborah Eisenberg, and Bill Murray
The Millions talk Deborah Eisenberg: "For Eisenberg, the first accident was to be raised in Winnetka, Illinois, a predominantly Gentile suburb 20 miles north of Chicago. Some of the Eisenhower-era temperament of the place can be glimpsed in her Reagen-era … Read More
"For Eisenberg, the first accident was to be raised in Winnetka, Illinois, a predominantly Gentile suburb 20 miles north of Chicago. Some of the Eisenhower-era temperament of the place can be glimpsed in her Reagen-era short story "The Robbery." Though there were "some deeply, deeply liberal people there," she says now, "It was very conservative in certain ways," and sharply divided from the Jewish enclaves it abutted. She was not conscious of the "anti-Semitic element" until after she left, but had a sense of being different from an early age. Outwardly a "very nice girl," she felt inwardly "like a complete Martian."
- Fantastic essay by Jennifer Gilmore over at Powell’s.
- The Sisterhood gives us a summer reading list.
- The Believer’s reader polls are in.
- Emily Gould talks to Galleycat about her new memoir, And the Heart Says Whatever.
- Jami Attenberg talks to somebody about Jews.
- Shalom Auslander talks potty training and the holocaust.
- I’m just as curious as you to know how Molly Ringwald became a writer.
- The New Yorker reviews Witz by Joshua Cohen.
- To anybody who says that "there’s nothing Jewish about Bill Murray reading poetry to a bunch of construction workers", we will simply reply with, "sorry."