About Amy Schiller

Fundraising consultant by day. Aspiring Rachel Maddow poseur (and stalker?) by night. Brooklyn, holla at ya girl.

Talking About Michael Brown, Social Justice, and Why #BlackLivesMatter This Thanksgiving

By November 26, 2014

What happens when our family and friends disappoint us with their ambivalence? Read More

Shamwow Vince: The Hooker-Beating, Nice Jewish Informercial Pitch Man You’re Looking For

By March 31, 2009

Many great artists are destroyed by the burden of their talents.  When fame and fortune take their toll, stars ranging from Kurt Cobain to Ray Charles to Marilyn Monroe turn to sex and drugs to fill the void. Their unfulfilled … Read More

MIA’s Globalized Baby Bump

By February 10, 2009

Whether you were aware of MIA’s pregnancy before Sunday’s Grammys or not, well, you are now. Girl is huge, and still rockin out, g-d bless. Something tells me that if her maternity wear looks like this she won’t become some … Read More

Brandeis University Goes from “Liberal Arts” to Just “Liberal”

By January 28, 2009

My university is closing its world-class art museum and selling the collection to meet a budget shortfall. Brandeis University- a bastion of liberal arts and intellectual inquiry, an institution whose motto is "truth unto its innermost parts"- is selling off … Read More

The Least Kosher Thing Ever

By January 28, 2009

We’ve all made those jokes, spinning out the thread of ever-increasing absurdity, layering hypothetical violation on top of hypothetical violation, all to determine: What is the least kosher meal you could possibly eat? Are we talkin’ shrimp wrapped in prosciutto … Read More

Breaking News: Jewish Grandparents “All Booked,” Too Busy for Granddaughter

By January 21, 2009

Fact: I have four awesome grandparents. This is easily the luckiest thing about my life, particularly considering they are all active, healthy (phoo phoo phoo), smart, funny, generous, and engaging people. Fact: I am easily the coolest of all of … Read More

Dayenu, Obama

By October 30, 2008

If you were only a successful American politician with the name Barack Hussein Obama- Dayenu If you were only the first black major party presidential nominee- Dayenu If you were only a candidate who applied a community organizer’s perspective to … Read More