About Jason Diamond

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

Starlee Kine Brings Weeps to a Whole new Level

By April 26, 2010

I was a little curious as to what Starlee Kine was going to do for her issue of “object based publication”, The Thing.  Anytime I’ve seen her read live or listened to her on This American Life, I’ve always thought … Read More

April has Been a Stellar Month for Asshole Fundamentalists

By April 26, 2010

There was little doubt in any of our minds that Trey Parker and Matt Stone putting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear costume on an episode of South Park would push some buttons, but was I was surprised that it … Read More

Baruch Herzfeld for Mayor?

By April 23, 2010

After meeting with Baruch Herzfeld for an hour last week, a thought crossed my mind that I’m sure he’s already had: he should run for mayor of New York. I was blindsided by the idea after two employees of the … Read More

Best Thing of the Week: Neutral Uke Hotel

By April 23, 2010

When Shawn Fogel wants to moonlight from his bands The Macaroon and The LeeVees, he calls his friend Josh Cohen, picks up his ukulele plays some Neutral Milk Hotel songs and calls the whole thing "Neutral Uke Hotel." Jewcy is … Read More

The Weekly Yiderati

By April 22, 2010

If the picture of Samuel Beckett looking like a confused Boca Raton grandfather wasn’t enough to get your attention, Emily Gould, Seymour Krim and Nathanael West all make appearances in the latest issue of Bookforum. Good week for Justin Taylor: … Read More

One Less Jewish Beard in the World

By April 21, 2010

Today, I parted ways with my beard of one year.  It’s not an incredibly momentous occasion, but it gives people who want to avoid me a valid excuse to do so; I look like an entirely different person. This beard … Read More

All Roads Lead to The Wailing Wall

By April 21, 2010

Taking the art-damaged psychedelic pop of Neutral Milk Hotel and Olivia Tremor Control, mixing it with Beirut’s worldview and adding some Ravi Shankar sitar into the equation will ultimately lead you to the first single off The Wailing Wall’s second … Read More

Mile End I Love You, but Your Canadian Bagels are Freaking Me Out

By April 19, 2010

Once I go to a restaurant three times in a month, I’m officially obsessed; I’ve got my favorite items on the menu, and I know the right time to get there to avoid the crowds.  I become a “regular.” Right … Read More