Books

From Jew To Muslim In “The Convert”

From Jew To Muslim In “The Convert”
By May 16, 2011

What drives a young Jewish woman to leave New York City, convert to Islam, and embrace life in a foreign country? Deborah Baker’s new book explores this question. Read More

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Jews Love Dystopia

Jews Love Dystopia
By May 4, 2011

Albert Brooks adds a book to the Jewish bleak situation canon. Read More

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Lower East Side Artist, Ira Cohen: 1935-2011

Lower East Side Artist, Ira Cohen: 1935-2011
By April 28, 2011

This past Monday a most thought-provoking and remarkable poet and visual artist, one of the last few greats of the Lower East Side Avant-Garde 60s Beatnik scene, quietly sneaked out–by the back door–of the great theater of life. Read More

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Ohm Vey: Reissue Of The Kama Sutra Of Haggadot Hits The Spot For Visual Learners

Ohm Vey: Reissue Of The Kama Sutra Of Haggadot Hits The Spot For Visual Learners
By April 21, 2011

The Szyk haggadah might be the coolest looking one ever. Read More

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Apparently, “The Day Of The Locust” Doesn’t Count As A Los Angeles Book

Apparently, “The Day Of The Locust” Doesn’t Count As A Los Angeles Book
By April 6, 2011

Whatever we can do to make sure that Nathanael West’s (born Nathan von Wallenstein Weinstein, pictured above) magnum opus gets the recognition it deserves as one of the quintessential tomes from the City of Angels, let us know and we’ll make it happen. Read More

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Jew Vs. Jew: Jonathan Ames Vs. Jonathan Safran Foer Vs. Gary Shteyngart Vs. Fran Lebowitz Vs. Jonathan Lethem

Jew Vs. Jew: Jonathan Ames Vs. Jonathan Safran Foer Vs. Gary Shteyngart Vs. Fran Lebowitz Vs. Jonathan Lethem
By March 28, 2011

Who is the new face of the Jewish literary world? This pit battle will hopefully figure it out. Read More

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How Joshua Foer Remembers Everything

How Joshua Foer Remembers Everything
By March 21, 2011

Joshua Foer just wanted to write an article on people who try to remember lots of random stuff, but then he became one of them. Read More

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Michael Chabon Sells Show To HBO

Michael Chabon Sells Show To HBO
By March 8, 2011

Move over Boardwalk Empire, Michael Chabon comes to HBO. Read More

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