Monthly Archives: October 2006

Freakshow or Jewface?

Reboot's compilation of rare 20's and 30's Yiddishy vaudeville, Jewface, features this image on the CD cover:   Remind you of anyone?  

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Ars Nova Improv Troupe Does MTV

Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad, a Thursday night staple at Jewcy's home base Ars Nova, is featured in the new Moby/Debbie Harry video "New York, New York."

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Wikipedia: Good for the Jews, Part II

Speaking of Wikipedia and the Jews, during the Yom Kippur fast someone wistfully told me about the online encyclopedia's extensive list of sandwiches. There are some forty in all, from baguette to wrap — well worth reading during your lunch … Read More

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Dating Blogger Emily: Entry 2

I could totally be a rabbi’s wife and after that first shockingly clever, sweet and almost perfect first e-mail, from Rabbi-in-Training (R.I.T), I was ready to get hitched and host my first sisterhood brunch. Naturally, I re-read (4 times) his … Read More

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Hastert Should Resign

[Note: This post has been excerpted, with permission, from Rabbi Andy Bachman's Brooklyn Jews' blog "Ideas."]  I know people are saying the “blogosphere” is aglow with comments on Congressman Foley and Congressman Hastert and what whose office knew about whom … Read More

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Michel Houllebecq Behaves Himself

Michel Houllebecq, perhaps the most obnoxious living French writer, recently went on a road trip with Sam Lipsyte, perhaps the funniest living Jewish writer.  The resulting Believer article is predictably amazing.  Houllebecq (who is, for all his brattiness, is definitely … Read More

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Settle Down in the Ground

The best part is: divorce happens naturally through decomposition. The New York Times on dead Chinese getting hitched under the sod: [H]ere in the parched canyons along the Yellow River known as the Loess Plateau, some parents with dead bachelor … Read More

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Measuring Your Cock-tail Chatter

The Mark Foley PageGate controversy has been boiling for almost a week now, which means that all the obvious positions on the issue have already been taken. We know, it’s hypocritical for a guy whose job involves protecting children to … Read More

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