About Avi Kramer

Avi is a fiction writer living in Boston.

Black’s Neocon Prison Memoirs

Black’s Neocon Prison Memoirs
By July 18, 2007

The JTA reports that Conrad Black, media mogul and soon-to-be inmate, may write columns for the New York Sun from prison. Exonerated on charges of using Hollinger money to fund his wife’s birthday party and a private jet jaunt to … Read More

Bobbing for Glasses

By July 18, 2007

Warning: Professionals on a closed course. Don't try this at home.

Shvitz Spritz: Bible Action Figures

Shvitz Spritz: Bible Action Figures
By July 18, 2007

Jesus and his concubines. Collect them all! [CNN] Pirates of Cape Cod: treasure chest of gold, or 30 cannons, discovered beneath ocean floor. [The Boston Globe] Republicans welcome "Diaperman" Vitter back to the Senate. [The Hill] New regulations: big sugary … Read More

Photos of the Day: More Dog Bashing

Photos of the Day: More Dog Bashing
By July 17, 2007

What's up with dogs getting the shit kicked out of them these days? First, the shroomed-up dude in Amsterdam went surgical on his pup with a pair of scissors. Then, some soulless psycho in Long Island tied a pitbull to … Read More

Shvitz Spritz: Diddling Kids and Prostitutes

Shvitz Spritz: Diddling Kids and Prostitutes
By July 17, 2007

Bill Maher on the Catholic Church shelling out $660 million in child molestation suits. [The Huffington Post] An archdiocese and 508 victims. [San Francisco Chronicle] It wasn't about those kids–the Church cared about protecting Cardinal Mahony. [The Los Angeles Times] … Read More

Shvitz Spritz: Bloomberg’s Jihad

Shvitz Spritz: Bloomberg’s Jihad
By July 16, 2007

  Could be tough for the mayor to secure his congestion pricing resolution. [The New York Times] Whoa. Bush like Hitler? So says new Congressman. [The Daily Telegraph] While more troop buildup in Iraq seems increasingly possible. [Breitbart] And Cheney … Read More

Friday Book Roundup

Friday Book Roundup
By July 13, 2007

Using economics to explain everything: in the same vein as Freakonomics comes Steven E. Landsburg’s More Sex is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics. [The New York Times] Poet and fiction writer Ha Jin’s new novel, A Free Life, … Read More

YouTube of the Day: Your Gut, Mr. Chertoff

By July 13, 2007

Don't miss Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment on Chertoff. It’s a worthwhile 6 minutes. Olbermann digs in and sounds off on last night’s MSNBC telecast: