About Josh Strawn

Josh Strawn is the lead singer of Blacklist as well as a signatory and vocal advocate of the Euston Manifesto.

Headline of the Day

By July 24, 2007

Between Korean hostages and Lohan dramas, it can be refreshing to grab a smidge of cosmic perspective: Black holes devour matter like piranhas, study finds. …and the Calvino-esque opening sentence: Like gluttonous piranhas, supermassive black holes in young galaxy clusters … Read More

What’s So Funny About Sex, Pop & Understanding?

By July 17, 2007

For a while now, it's been a half-joking and half-serious suggestion on my part: fight terror by making female Muslim pop stars the next J.Lo and Beyonce. Right off the bat, seeing a Lebanese Shi'a who looks like this will … Read More

The Read A Book Rap

By July 17, 2007

This ain't yer typical 'butterfly-in-the-sky' LeVar Burton PSA. 

Prager On Atheism and Islam

By July 17, 2007

Why are people lapping up these new books on unbelief? Dennis Prager has it all figured out: It is not due to their eloquence, originality or persuasiveness that these books have become best sellers. I believe other factors are at … Read More

Josh Strawn’s Jewcy Summer Book: Foucault And The Iranian Revolution

By July 16, 2007

Granted the title is a bit academic, but it might have been chosen because How The Queer Cheered For the Fag Slaughtering Ayatollahs wouldn't have gone over with the authors' colleagues at Perdue. Afary and Anderson's study of French philosopher … Read More

Iranian Nukes And The Sound Of The Rodeo

By July 11, 2007

The IDF thinks that Iran will go nuclear about 5 years sooner than the date projected by a United States National Intelligence Estimate. This doesn't come as a shock (the IDF is probably only weeks away from handing down a … Read More

The Grumpy Lone Jew of Afghanistan

By July 11, 2007

I have to admit one of my greatest joys in reading the news comes when I get the chance to find out what Afghanistan's last Jew is up to. One can't help but conjure images of The Odd Couple reading … Read More

Terry Eagleton’s Pro-Fascist Zealotry

By July 9, 2007

There’s a definite urge – don’t you have it? – to say that Terry Eagleton could benefit from having his head given a dollar value by Muslim extremists. Nostalgic for the era when Britain had still had "Blake to dream … Read More