Books

Man Writing Book Wants Christopher Hitchens to Die Soon

Man Writing Book Wants Christopher Hitchens to Die Soon
By September 29, 2010

Over at The Faster Times, a piece titled “Why It Would Be Better if Christopher Hitchens Died Sooner Rather Than Later” does a really good job at grabbing your attention, but also makes you question your faith in humanity when the … Read More

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6 Baseball Books to Read Instead of Watching the Major League Baseball Playoffs

6 Baseball Books to Read Instead of Watching the Major League Baseball Playoffs
By September 28, 2010

My predictions for the final outcome of the 2010 MLB season are dire.  Either: The Yankees will surge, and once again, win it all. It will end up being a mediocre World Series match-up between the Tampa Bay Devil Rays … Read More

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Jewcy Interviews: Lev Grossman

Jewcy Interviews: Lev Grossman
By September 27, 2010

Of literature Thomas Carlyle wrote, “All that mankind has done, thought, or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.” No critic in American life today does more to excavate that magic within texts than … Read More

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Mike Edison Celebrates Banned Books

Mike Edison Celebrates Banned Books
By September 27, 2010

Cock blocking people’s freedom of speech is rightfully unpopular, but that doesn’t make it non-existent. Banned books are, and will continue to be, a subject of discussion for years to come (let’s not forget the Alaskan librarian who came out … Read More

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Authors in Conversation: Gal Beckerman and Jennifer Gilmore

Authors in Conversation: Gal Beckerman and Jennifer Gilmore
By September 22, 2010

Why it took so long for such an impassioned account on the fight to save Soviet Jewry to come out is beyond me.  Judging by the 500+ pages, and several years it took Gal Beckerman to write When They Come … Read More

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Watch: Book Trailer for Adam Levin’s “The Instructions”

Watch: Book Trailer for Adam Levin’s “The Instructions”
By September 21, 2010

Big books written by Jews are “in” this year.  First there was Joshua Cohen’s Witz, and next on the list is Adam Levin’s The Instructions. Our pals over at The Rumpus chose it for their next book club selection, and … Read More

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Yiderati Book Picks: “Please Take Me off the Guest List” by Nick Zinner, Zachary Lipez, and Stacy Wakefield

Yiderati Book Picks: “Please Take Me off the Guest List” by Nick Zinner, Zachary Lipez, and Stacy Wakefield
By September 20, 2010

Sometimes you find books that are the total package: great writing, beautiful design, and great photos. But please keep in mind that trifecta is a rare thing in this day and age. The trio behind Please Take Me off the … Read More

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Weekly Yiderati: Allen Ginsberg: Pop Star, Our Bodies Our Junk, Darin Strauss, Soviet Jews, and More

Weekly Yiderati: Allen Ginsberg: Pop Star, Our Bodies Our Junk, Darin Strauss, Soviet Jews, and More
By September 17, 2010

The Forward reviews When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle To Save Soviet Jewry by Gal Beckerman. Arthur Russell recordings from 1977, featuring Allen Ginsberg, have been unearthed and will be released on Press Pop Gallery … Read More

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