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Jewcy Interviews: Starlee Kine

Jewcy Interviews: Starlee Kine
By July 26, 2010

In 1997, Starlee Kine, then a bookstore clerk living in New York’s East Village, was interviewed by This American Life’s Paul Tough for a segment about her tumultuous relationship with her neighbor “Helga”. This chance meeting changed Kine’s life forever: … Read More

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The Gary Shteyngart Guide to Just About Everything

The Gary Shteyngart Guide to Just About Everything
By July 23, 2010

We had fun talking to him a few months back, and enjoy talking about his eating habits, but our friends at The Rumpus dug a little deeper, and got some very interesting tidbits out of the writer of Super Sad … Read More

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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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