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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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Sam Lipsyte Inspires a Chosen Few

Sam Lipsyte Inspires a Chosen Few
By April 15, 2010

We haven’t talked about Sam Lipsyte in a few weeks, so we were as pleased as lightning bugs when The Rumpus gave us some ammo by getting four writers to create stories based off sentences off hislatest novel, The Ask. … Read More

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Sam Lipsyte: The Jewcy Interview

Sam Lipsyte: The Jewcy Interview
By March 15, 2010

For Sam Lipsyte, it is time. He is now a Guggenhiem fellow, a writing professor at Columbia University and he is about to publish what people are calling his masterwork with Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. In reality, Homeland, Lipsyte’s second … Read More

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Nina Simone: The High Priestess of Jewish Soul

Nina Simone: The High Priestess of Jewish Soul
By March 2, 2010

There’s this video that’s been floating around for a few years of Nina Simone covering the Israeli folk song “Eretz Zavat Chalav u’Dvash” (Land of Milk and Honey), but there has never been an adequate explanation as to why the … Read More

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