About Jason Diamond

I'm the former editor-in-chief of this hot dog stand

Joshua Cohen Does Jewish Books

By June 4, 2010

I know you all read the Jewish Book Council blog already, but in case you missed it because you were busy enjoying the first week of summer, Joshua Cohen has been blogging away like a mad man, talking about death, … Read More

The Weekly Yiderati: Jew Yorkers, Cohen Loves Cemeteries, Seymour Krim, Israeli Novelists Make the News, and More

By June 3, 2010

Akiva Gottlieb talks Seymour Krim.  Tablet outs the Jews on the New Yorker’s 20 under 40 list. Biggest Brooklyn Book Festival EVER Five questions for Ben Greenman on Fictionaut. Israeli novelists do the news. Joshua Cohen talks cemeteries. Marc Maron … Read More

Ask a Goy: The Yuri Foreman Fight

By June 3, 2010

My father took me to see Rocky IV when I was barely five-years-old.  Around the same time, I was given "Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!!" for Nintendo as birthday gift:  it’s safe to say that 1985-86 was the high point of my … Read More

Letting Other People Review Christopher Hitchens for Me

By June 2, 2010

I respect Christopher Hitchens.  He doesn’t seem to be afraid of anything or anybody; god or man, etc.  I don’t always agree with everything he has to say, but usually if I see one of his articles on Slate or … Read More

You are Jewcy

By June 1, 2010

Hey guys, We could sit here and tell you what you already know: the media world is going through a radical change. Instead of having a few newspapers and magazines to choose from, you have thousands of blogs and news … Read More

R.I.P. Peter Orlovsky: The World has Lost a Great Naked Poet

By June 1, 2010

The first naked man I had ever seen was my father:  I accidentally walked into his room when he was getting changed after a shower — I was three and it was awkward.  The second naked man I ever saw … Read More

Twitter Users Spend Memorial Day Making Flotilla a Trending Topic

By May 31, 2010

If you ever needed evidence that Twitter was the best platform to read dozens of different facts and opinions on politics by a wide array of people, the confrontation between Israel and the pro-Palestinian flotilla should be all you need. … Read More

Rage Against the Machine, not the Rock.

By May 28, 2010

Our post about Elvis Costello’s choice to cancel a summer tour of Israel in light of somebody revealing to him that there’s a conflict going on there, got a lot of people talking.  Today in the New York Times, there … Read More