About Jason Diamond

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

Al Pacino in the Brooklyn Shtetl

By May 21, 2010

Did Al Pacino find out he had conversos in his family tree?  The Godfather star was reportedly seen dressed up in Hasidic atire in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park, and eating cheesecake with some locals. But don’t get all … Read More

Elvis Costello Bails on Free Trip to Israel

By May 18, 2010

Elvis Costello is bailing out on shows planned in Israel this summer. From The Forward: “It is a matter of instinct and conscience,” Costello wrote.   "In a lengthy explanation he provided, the rock musician said that merely having his … Read More

Tuesday Playlist: New A-Trak, Yo La Tengo, and Lost Soul

By May 18, 2010

After listening to "Dirty South Dance 2", the newest mixtape by Montreal DJ and turntablist, A-Trak, I’m convinced that all aspiring DJ’s should pay attention to the way this guy builds a mix.  The first four minutes are good feeling, … Read More

The Only Thing I Like About Animal Collective

By May 17, 2010

I recently told a friend that Panda Bear’s solo stuff was the only Animal Collective-related music that I’ve liked in several years.  He shot back with: "Of course you’d say that.  He’s a Jew." Totally wrong brosef: Panda Bear (real … Read More

Attack of the WASPy Jews

By May 14, 2010

Confession:  Every spring I go buy a new pair of Sperry Top-Sider’s, I drink a Bloody Mary every Sunday morning, and even though I didn’t agree with the politics of the late William F. Buckley, I totally would have loved … Read More

The Weekly Yiderati: Joshua Cohen’s Drunk Friends, Letters From Lipsyte, A Jew Forgives T.S. Eliot, and More

By May 14, 2010

Joshua Cohen’s friends drink too much.  Only Joanna Smith Rakoff can make a book about liberal arts school grads sound interesting.  Dear aspiring writer, Gary Steyngart doesn’t think you really need to get your MFA.  Over at Largehearted Boy, Joe … Read More

Announcing: The Big Jewcy

By May 13, 2010

            The thing I look forward to most as the editor of Jewcy.com is bringing our readers stories on people who do amazing things that you might not otherwise hear about on other websites.  It’s … Read More

Anne Frank Gets Rejected

By May 13, 2010

I go to the McSweeney’s site for my daily dose of literary yucks.  Dave Eggers and his crew usually give me something to crack up about while I’m trying to pound another cup of yerba-matte in hopes of waking up. … Read More