About Jason Diamond

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

One Less Classic Jewish Songwriter In The World

One Less Classic Jewish Songwriter In The World
By August 23, 2011

Jerry Leiber passed away at the age of 78. We’ve lost a good one. Read More

Anti-Semites I Really Like: H.P. Lovecraft

Anti-Semites I Really Like: H.P. Lovecraft
By August 22, 2011

H.P Lovecraft: Writer of great spooky stories, and a total anti-Semite who we’re going to forgive right here and now. Read More

The Weekly Yiderati: Single Jewish Media Powerhouses, Grossman’s Soundtrack, Bellow In Chicago, And More

The Weekly Yiderati: Single Jewish Media Powerhouses, Grossman’s Soundtrack, Bellow In Chicago, And More
By August 19, 2011

This week in our roundup of news for people who like books, we’ve got single, Jewish media powerhouses, Sara Marcus writing about her hometown, and Saul Bellow’s city recognizing one of his classics. Read More

Joe Lieberman Talks About Kinky Shabbat Sex

Joe Lieberman Talks About Kinky Shabbat Sex
By August 18, 2011

If you click this link, you’re a brave person. Read More

Books For Massive Dorks

Books For Massive Dorks
By August 16, 2011

Right now, I’d guess that Lev Grossman is about the closest thing we have to a fantasy novel god, so if you have an interest in that sort of thing, and you haven’t read all the books on his list of must-reads at Flavorwire, maybe get cracking. Read More

Happy Birthday, Napoleon. Love, The Jews

Happy Birthday, Napoleon.  Love, The Jews
By August 15, 2011

Name a tyrannical European dictator who was friendly to the Jews. Tough one, isn’t it? If you answered Napoleon Bonaparte, then you’re the big winner. Read More

My Big Ol’ Jewish Wedding: Keep Your Shalom Out Of My Home

My Big Ol’ Jewish Wedding: Keep Your Shalom Out Of My Home
By August 12, 2011

My future wife and I have both discussed the religious aspect of our upcoming union, and while we both have a deep respect for many Jewish traditions, we think it’s fair that the ones which fit inside our comfort zone will be the ones we let into our home. Read More

The Weekly Yiderati: Saul Bellow’s Buddy/Lou Reed’s Teacher, Desks Where Writers Write, Vonnegut, And More

The Weekly Yiderati: Saul Bellow’s Buddy/Lou Reed’s Teacher, Desks Where Writers Write, Vonnegut, And More
By August 11, 2011

Our weekly roundup for book nerds includes Delmore Schwartz, desks where writers make their magic, Vonnegut + Nazis + NPR, and much more. Read More