Arts & Culture

Contemporary Psychedelia: From Transcendence to Immanence

Contemporary Psychedelia: From Transcendence to Immanence
By June 1, 2006

1. Tripping Out and Tuning In What is psychedelia? What is loosely termed 'psychedelic music' has lately undergone a resurgence. Many mainstream musicians such as The Flaming Lips have drawn on its more accessible pop elements, drawing mainly from 60s … Read More

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Day and Night Dreams

Day and Night Dreams
By May 1, 2006

The following are excerpts from Meghan Adler’s book, I Will Tell You How It Was In My Country, which contains visual art, poetry, and passages from the 500-page, unpublished memoir of her grandmother, Celia Adler.   .     . … Read More

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France’s Jewish Prophets: Alain Finkielkraut, Albert Memmi, and the Looming Crisis of Liberalism

France’s Jewish Prophets: Alain Finkielkraut, Albert Memmi, and the Looming Crisis of Liberalism
By May 1, 2006

French Jews have long had a privileged relationship with their country’s intellectual life. Sometime they have been an object of intellectual effervescence – as at the time of the Dreyfus Affair, which occasioned the invention of the very term “intellectual” … Read More

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An Encounter with Truth

An Encounter with Truth
By May 1, 2006

I was lying with my partner. It was in the afternoon… or was it at the crack of dawn early in the morning. We are starting to rise to the world. Embraced, Entwined. And without warning a radical truth enters … Read More

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Move Over Starbucks: Israel’s “Upside Down” Coffee Saga

Move Over Starbucks: Israel’s “Upside Down” Coffee Saga
By April 1, 2006

1. The Drug of Choice My name is Esther and I’m a recovering addict. On a good day, I would have only one. On more challenging days, two. And, to my shame and not inconsiderable financial (and calorific) distress, there … Read More

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A Sour Pickle The Angel of Death

A Sour Pickle The Angel of Death
By March 1, 2006

My father passed away like a Jew: unprepared. He knew where he came from he knew where he’s headed always saw it before him and yet: unprepared. It happened in the month of Shevat at eleven o’clock in the morning. … Read More

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The Nazi in the Nursing Home

The Nazi in the Nursing Home
By February 1, 2006

Reviewed: Michael Lavigne, Not Me (Random House, 2006)   What differentiates the Holocaust from the great human crimes of the years since is less the scale of its carnage but the arch-industrial efficiency of its perpetrators. With bloodbaths like the … Read More

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The Other Zionist Conspiracy: A History of Christian Zionism

The Other Zionist Conspiracy: A History of Christian Zionism
By February 1, 2006

The 2004 U.S. presidential elections left little doubt about the rise of the Christian Right. Polls indicated that “moral values” topped the list of voter concerns, surpassing the economy, the environment, and even the war, and the symbolic campaigns against … Read More

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