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Today’s Installment of Why We Love Rachel Shukert

Today’s Installment of Why We Love Rachel Shukert
By July 19, 2010

In today’s installment of “Why We Love Rachel Shukert,” we turn to her interview at The Undomestic Goddess: What does feminism mean to you? “For me, feminism, at its essence, is about the acknowledgment that women are as fully human … Read More

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Jews Talking Jonathan Franzen

Jews Talking Jonathan Franzen
By July 7, 2010

Our pals at Tablet opened the floodgates, and gave us an excuse to admit how excited we are for the forthcoming Jonathan Franzen novel, Freedom. The sites fall fiction preview was loaded with names we love: Roth, Ozick and Shteyngart, … Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Ben Greenman, Author/New Yorker Editor

The Big Jewcy: Ben Greenman, Author/New Yorker Editor
By June 16, 2010

Neatly summarizing Ben Greenman’s fiction is not easy. His first collection, Superbad, included a number of well-crafted, emotionally crushing short stories — but also prefaced several with editorial notes suggesting that Greenman would be better off including more musicals about … Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Stephen Elliott. Writer/Founder of The Rumpus

The Big Jewcy: Stephen Elliott. Writer/Founder of The Rumpus
By June 9, 2010

I think every writer goes through a period of serious self-doubt where they suffer from a total lack of inspiration.  I know I did, and at times, still do.  A few years back, I was going through a serious funk; … Read More

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Jewcy Interviews: Emily Gould

Jewcy Interviews: Emily Gould
By May 24, 2010

Emily Gould’s memoir And the Heart Says Whatever is out this month from Free Press. A cautionary tale on the perils of the overshare the book was already making serious news amongst a certain set before it was actually even … Read More

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A Zine Writer Gets the Essay Treatment

A Zine Writer Gets the Essay Treatment
By May 12, 2010

Aaron Cometbus came into my life the year after my Bar Mitzvah.  I was sick of everyone and everything (family, religion, school, etc.) and becoming an angry little punk rocker.  For a nerdy/nervy Jewish kid living in the suburbs of … Read More

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Harold Bloom FAIL

Harold Bloom FAIL
By May 10, 2010

This post originally appeared over at Litkicks.com.  We liked it so much, we asked the author, Levi Asher, to post it up over at Jewcy. This is going to be one of the hardest blog posts I’ve ever written. Not … Read More

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Starlee Kine Brings Weeps to a Whole new Level

Starlee Kine Brings Weeps to a Whole new Level
By April 26, 2010

I was a little curious as to what Starlee Kine was going to do for her issue of “object based publication”, The Thing.  Anytime I’ve seen her read live or listened to her on This American Life, I’ve always thought … Read More

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