About Avi Kramer

Avi is a fiction writer living in Boston.

Shvitz Spritz: Let’s Get Free

Shvitz Spritz: Let’s Get Free
By July 20, 2007

Israel frees 250 Palestinian prisoners. [The New York Times] Exclusive video on the day-to-day life of soldiers on the front line in Iraq. [ABC News] FEMA knew of toxins in trailers; hurricane refugees report illnesses. [The Washington Post] Harry Potter … Read More

So Long, Hank

So Long, Hank
By July 19, 2007

This afternoon, Barry “father of the get jacked pill/I thought it was flax seed oil” Bonds blasted homeruns number 752 and 753. Right, lots of 43-year-olds have the natural ability to keep going yard like they're right outta college. He's … Read More

God’s Gift to Highways

By July 19, 2007

Virginians are pissed by newly imposed four-figure speeding fines. Try $2,500 for going 55 in a 35. Honestly though, Virginians just think they’re the cat's meow when it comes to getting behind the wheel. There are more vanity plates in … Read More

George W. Sicko

By July 19, 2007

From Jacob Goldstein's WSJ blog: Bush Opposes Expansion of Children’s Health Insurance President Bush won’t back a Senate plan to expand health insurance for children whose families don’t qualify for Medicaid but can’t afford private insurance, the Washington Post reports.

Killing Baby Seals in Brooklyn

By July 19, 2007

Breaking news from the Times: Exxon Mobil Cleanup Effort Continues on Brooklyn Spill: The Brooklyn spill, which resulted from an industrial explosion in 1950, released an estimated 17 million gallons of oil and oil products, polluted the soil, left traces … Read More

Shvitz Spritz: Doh!

Shvitz Spritz: Doh!
By July 19, 2007

Conan O'Brien snubbed for Simpson's movie. [Entertainment Weekly] Traffic cameras in London follow your every move. [Guardian Unlimited] White House buying time for its Iraq strategy. [The Huffington Post] Kofi Annan and Jimmy Carter on hand for Nelson Mandela's 89th … Read More

Harvey Weinstein Ill-Gotten Gains Award: Jerry Yang

Harvey Weinstein Ill-Gotten Gains Award: Jerry Yang
By July 18, 2007

Jerry Yang, a 5’ 3” 39-year-old native Laotian psychologist who uses his professional training in his card-playing arsenal, won the $8.25 million top prize today at the World Series of Poker.

Mideast News Roundup

Mideast News Roundup
By July 18, 2007

From the JTA main page, rules of the Sabbath: thou shalt not drive, have sex, or read Harry Potter. Oh, they also headline news from the Frenchies: Hamas definitely possibly could-be-a-chance that they are linked to Al-Qaeda. [Jewish Telegraph Agency] … Read More