About Tobias Carroll

The Big Jewcy: Judd Greenstein – Composer/New Amsterdam Records

By June 13, 2011

Judd Greenstein’s involvement in modern music occurs through multiple avenues: he’s a composer, one of the people behind the fine independent record label New Amsterdam Records, and a deft essayist on topics of interest to the current state of new music. Read More

The Big Jewcy: Emma Straub – Novelist, Bookseller, Baker

By June 1, 2011

There are nearly a million reasons to like Emma Straub. We will focus on her writing. Read More

Jewcy Interviews: Al Jaffee

By October 18, 2010

As someone who grew up reading MAD magazine, the name of Al Jaffee was an omnipresent one. His work as a writer and artist spanned multiple styles and established a sharp, satirical style that left no appropriate target unsullied. Much … Read More

The Big Jewcy: Ben Greenman, Author/New Yorker Editor

By June 16, 2010

Neatly summarizing Ben Greenman’s fiction is not easy. His first collection, Superbad, included a number of well-crafted, emotionally crushing short stories — but also prefaced several with editorial notes suggesting that Greenman would be better off including more musicals about … Read More

The Big Jewcy: David Gutowski, Largehearted Boy

By June 15, 2010

Blogs covering arts and culture have flowered in the last decade, covering everything from literature in translation to 1990s post-hardcore bands. David Gutowski’s Largehearted Boy takes an impressively cross-disciplinary approach, finding areas in which novelists and musicians (and those who … Read More

The Big Jewcy: Sara Jaffe, Writer/Musician

By June 7, 2010

Sara Jaffe first received attention earlier this decade as a member of the postpunk group Erase Errata. After leaving the band in 2004, Jaffe went on to release the folk-influenced 2006 EP Salt & Water. Her most recent project finds … Read More

Jewcy Interviews: Etgar Keret

By April 5, 2010

If Etgar Keret wrote pop songs, his singles collections would be legendary. His short fiction encompasses a broad stylistic range from tautly composed fables to much more realistic portraits of daily life. His fiction oftentimes sets normal situations somehow askew, … Read More