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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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A Sam Lipsyte Primer

A Sam Lipsyte Primer
By February 11, 2010

As Lincoln Michael of The Faster Times points out, you have about a month left to prepare yourself for The Ask, the newest novel by writer Sam Lipsyte. For those unfamiliar with any of Lipsyte’s past work, this gives you … Read More

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Gary Shteyngart Becomes American

Gary Shteyngart Becomes American
By January 29, 2010

Unless there is a secret pocket of Choctaw Indians that look at this site, I’m going on under the assumption that very few of us are actual “native Americans.” And if I could go out on even more of a … Read More

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