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Spotlight On: Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman of “YidLife Crisis”

Spotlight On: Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman of “YidLife Crisis”
By October 27, 2014

Talking trayf, Seinfeld, and circumcision with the creators of the new Yiddish web series. Read More

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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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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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Anya Ulinich on Autobiography in Fiction, Drawing, and the Perverse Pleasures of OkCupid

Anya Ulinich on Autobiography in Fiction, Drawing, and the Perverse Pleasures of OkCupid
By September 4, 2014

Q&A with the author of “Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel” and “Petropolis” Read More

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Spotlight On: Gary Spielberg, A.K.A. Russian Comedy Sensation Baba Fira

Spotlight On: Gary Spielberg, A.K.A. Russian Comedy Sensation Baba Fira
By August 21, 2014

Meet the most popular Babushka on YouTube. Read More

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Graphic Novelist Liana Finck on Yiddish Letters, Teen Angst, and Becoming a Book Person

Graphic Novelist Liana Finck on Yiddish Letters, Teen Angst, and Becoming a Book Person
By July 23, 2014

Q&A with the author of “A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York” Read More

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Spotlight On: Gabriel Kahane—Composer, Musician, Bard of Los Angeles

Spotlight On: Gabriel Kahane—Composer, Musician, Bard of Los Angeles
By July 10, 2014

On his latest album “The Ambassador,” the 33-year-old musician transcends musical genres, with L.A. as his muse. Read More

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