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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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The Berenstain Bears and the Jewish Question

The Berenstain Bears and the Jewish Question
By October 12, 2010

I’m a bit traumatized to learn that all these years I may have been lied to about whether or not The Berenstain Bears are Jewish or not. According to Book Bench: “Then I noticed something odd about this incarnation of … Read More

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Reviewed: “Girls to the Front” by Sara Marcus

Reviewed: “Girls to the Front” by Sara Marcus
By October 12, 2010

Many punks in the 90s incorporated politics as much as they did guitar and drums. But of all those punks, none had an impact quite like the ones Sara Marcus covers in Girls to the Front. Read More

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Making With the Funny: “Sex: Our Bodies Our Junk” co-Author Todd Levin

Making With the Funny: “Sex: Our Bodies Our Junk” co-Author Todd Levin
By October 11, 2010

If you’re looking for a sex book that will teach you all the things you really don’t need to learn about doing the dirty, and make you laugh page after page, Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk comes with our highest … Read More

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The Jewish Women of Mad Men

The Jewish Women of Mad Men
By October 5, 2010

Over at Slate–a website that is seemingly as Mad Men obsessed as we are–our buddy Rachel Shukert wrote a piece about the Jewish Women of the show.  The article brings up an issue that has been debated here at Jews … Read More

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Jewcy Interviews: Lisa Birnbach, Author of “True Prep”

Jewcy Interviews: Lisa Birnbach, Author of “True Prep”
By October 5, 2010

Time has treated The Official Preppy Handbook quite well.  Originally published in 1980, The Handbook exists in that strange space between novelty and bible.  Still, I’d like to think it has a larger audience of fans than it does detractors.  … Read More

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