It was announced earlier today that the very deserving Doris Lessing has won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature. Much mazel to Ms. Lessing, but seriously, folks: what the hell does Philip Roth have to do??
Here's Gwyneth Paltrow discussing her physical "transformation" in "The Good Night": …as Dora, the protagonist’s waking-life girlfriend, Gwyneth is barely recognizable: pale, with a cape of dense brown hair, bundled in shapeless cardigans. “It was me physicalizing my New York … Read More
A fascinating, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it tidbit in Sunday Times’ Milgrom-Elcott/Dorfman wedding announcement, in which the groom, Aaron Dorfman, (an “edgy” gentleman who’s “…pierced in three places that I can see,” according to the bride’s father) discusses his choice to wear a kippah: … Read More
In this week’s Forward, Alana Newhouse gleefully (and righteously) dispenses with that most stale of cultural stereotypes: The Jewish Mother. Check out her great essay/obit. Always a good thing when an odious, obsolete, outworn, offensive cliche bites the dust. (Ooooh, … Read More