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Jew Dream Team: Darren Aronofsky To Direct HBO Pilot Penned By Michael Chabon

Jew Dream Team: Darren Aronofsky To Direct HBO Pilot Penned By Michael Chabon
By June 17, 2011

To be honest, If I’d woken up this morning to the news that Darren Aronofsky was slated to direct a pilot written by and starring Paris Hilton for the Disney Channel, I’d be excited, but the news that Aronosfky is directing a Michael Chabon written TV pilot for HBO, is a total coup. Read More

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The Weekly Yiderati: Jews Taking Back Bloomsday, Seth Fried, IBM And The Nazis, And More

The Weekly Yiderati: Jews Taking Back Bloomsday, Seth Fried, IBM And The Nazis, And More
By June 16, 2011

In this week’s Jewish literary digest: Joyce goes Jewish for one day, talented siblings in conversation, an American Gogol, and plenty more. Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Rachel Fershleiser – Literary Community Organizer

The Big Jewcy: Rachel Fershleiser – Literary Community Organizer
By June 14, 2011

With the publishing world in such a state of flux, it needs people to mobilize the writing communities that provide the foundation for the world of letters to advance, and Rachel Fershleiser is doing just that. Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Adam Mansbach – Wanted Kid To Go The F**k To Sleep, Ended Up With A Bestseller

The Big Jewcy: Adam Mansbach – Wanted Kid To Go The F**k To Sleep, Ended Up With A Bestseller
By June 14, 2011

I don’t know if Adam Mansbach created the literary category of “Kids Books for Adults,” but the fact is that he became the King Kong of the genre a few weeks ago when his book, “Go the F**k to Sleep” went to #1 on Amazon, and then #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, months before the book hit shelves Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Sarah Glidden – Comic Artist/Writer Who Tried To Understand Israel In 60 Days (Or Less)

The Big Jewcy: Sarah Glidden – Comic Artist/Writer Who Tried To Understand Israel In 60 Days (Or Less)
By June 14, 2011

The key to traversing Glidden’s work is right in the title: understanding. Much of Glidden’s work to date has dealt with the relationship between the personal and the political, and her latest book is a fine example of an artist guiding her audience towards understanding a foreign experience. Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Chesa Boudin – Left Wing Scion

The Big Jewcy: Chesa Boudin – Left Wing Scion
By June 13, 2011

In the 2004 book Family Circle, Susan Braudy referred to Boudin family as “The aristocracy of the left,” but the family life experienced by Chesa Boudin growing up, was far too sprawling and complex to be so easily summed up. Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Diana Spechler – Author

The Big Jewcy: Diana Spechler – Author
By June 13, 2011

Jewish people eat when they feel sad. Maybe this is a practice we pioneered, but in her latest novel, Skinny, author Diana Spechler gives us the character of Gray Lachmann. Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Dave Zirin – Sportswriting Game Changer

The Big Jewcy: Dave Zirin – Sportswriting Game Changer
By June 10, 2011

Zirin’s book, “Bad Sports: How Owners are Ruining the Games We Love,” is a wake-up call for fans of all sports. Read More

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