Monthly Archives: June 2009

Riot Grrrl Goes Tehran

On January 30th, Unveiled: New Art Form the Middle East opened at London’s Saatchi Gallery. A collection of recent works by Arab and Iranian artists, the exhibit documented the extent of social criticism engaged in by photographers, painters and installation … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Thanks For Not Smoking, Lightning Strikes, and Seacrest and Lohan to do Reality Show

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:   President Obama is about to sign a landmark anti-smoking bill which will allow the FDA to strictly regulate tobacco products, with bigger warnings, bans on flavoring and "light" products, and a reduction … Read More

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All That Is Rock Melts Into Hope

Fifteen years ago, the alternative music press was fixated on the idea of  “post-rock.” Whether that label was applied to artists that featured guitar, bass and drums – like the Chicago band Tortoise, whose excellent new album Beacons of Ancestorship … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Voodoo in Queens, World Hunger Increases, and Supermodel Pregnant

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:   North Korea has 

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: US Apologizes for Slavery, Pilot Dies Mid-Flight, and Obama Serial Fly Swatter

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:   A pilot died in midair on a flight from Brussels to Newark today. The flight landed safely at its destination and passengers were none the wiser. A suicide bombing in Somalia has left … Read More

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A Not-So-Sweet Cookie Story

In my childhood, Shabbat never felt complete without Stella D’Oro cookies. For the uninitiated, these are dry cookies whose chief (or only) advantage is that they are parve (dairy free) and therefore can be eaten for dessert after a meat … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Man Plays Dead Mother, Teen Gets Surprise Tattooed Face, and Billy Joel Splits From Wife

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:   Autopsies of the bodies found among the Air France wreckage suggest that the jet broke up in midair. A New York man has been accused of impersonating his dead 77-year-old mother for more … Read More

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Angetevka

"Faith of Our Fathers" is a rousing hymn that never fails to inspire even the weakest of voices to roar.  I well remember singing it in church with my family, the words and the swelling music eliciting from deep in … Read More

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