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Reform Jewish Movement Shows Off Wit And Literary Prowess When Dealing With Haitian Cholera Epidemic

Reform Jewish Movement Shows Off Wit And Literary Prowess When Dealing With Haitian Cholera Epidemic
By October 29, 2010

We might have to question the timing of their wit and reference to a Gabriel García Márquez novel in a recent press release to talk about the Jewish denominations help in the fight against the cholera epidemic in Haiti Read More

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The Weekly Yiderati: William “Upski” Wimsatt, Melville House Turns Down Award, Myla Goldberg, David Rakoff and More

The Weekly Yiderati: William “Upski” Wimsatt, Melville House Turns Down Award, Myla Goldberg, David Rakoff and More
By October 28, 2010

Our weekly roundup of literary news includes the indie press Melville House turning down an award, Jonathan Franzen hanging with Obama, Myla Goldberg’s new book, David Rakoff’s voice, and so much more. Read More

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Jewcy Interviews: Nicole Krauss

Jewcy Interviews: Nicole Krauss
By October 27, 2010

The National Book Award nominee in a very candid one on one conversation about writing, and her newest book, “Great House” Read More

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I Wanted to Hate Avi Steinberg Too

I Wanted to Hate Avi Steinberg Too
By October 20, 2010

I haven’t read The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian, but just like the guy who reviewed it for the New York Times, I wanted to not like Avi Steinberg also. According to Dwight Garner, the book “gets off to … Read More

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Judd Apatow has Really Great Taste in Favorite Writers

Judd Apatow has Really Great Taste in Favorite Writers
By October 19, 2010

After reading Judd Apatow’s introduction to I Found This Funny (McSweeney’s), I realized that I’d really like to become friends with the director not simply because he has millions of dollars, but because he has really awesome taste. There is … Read More

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Jewcy Interviews: Al Jaffee

Jewcy Interviews: Al Jaffee
By October 18, 2010

As someone who grew up reading MAD magazine, the name of Al Jaffee was an omnipresent one. His work as a writer and artist spanned multiple styles and established a sharp, satirical style that left no appropriate target unsullied. Much … Read More

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Will Nick Hornby Write a Musical About PunkTorah?

Will Nick Hornby Write a Musical About PunkTorah?
By October 18, 2010

Tonight in Atlanta, a pairing we didn’t really expect to see: British author Nick Hornby will read, and Can!!Can, fronted by Jewcy contributor Patrick Aleph, will rock. Hornby is on the road after a brief stint supporting the record that … Read More

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Howard Jacobson and Literary Jews that Win and don’t win Awards

Howard Jacobson and Literary Jews that Win and don’t win Awards
By October 13, 2010

Over the last few years, I’ve heard the following ideas thrown around recklessly: The publishing industry is dying. People don’t care about good books anymore. Jews never win book awards/the always hilarious “the people who vote on most literary awards … Read More

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