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Gary Shteyngart On Surviving Solomon Schechter, Soviet Pain, And Botched Circumcisions

Gary Shteyngart On Surviving Solomon Schechter, Soviet Pain, And Botched Circumcisions
By February 18, 2014

“I was the most Republican kid on the planet. At age 11 I had membership in the NRA.” Read More

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Maxine Kumin Has Died at the Age of 88

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Maxine Kumin Has Died at the Age of 88
By February 7, 2014

May her memory—and words—be a blessing. Read More

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Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” Is Going To Be An E-Book

Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” Is Going To Be An E-Book
By February 5, 2014

We’re a little bit sad, a little bit happy. Read More

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Gary Shteyngart Talks ‘Little Failure’

Gary Shteyngart Talks ‘Little Failure’
By January 7, 2014

Life and times of Gary Shteyngart Read More

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Culture Kvetch: Gabriel García Márquez and the Slow Fade of Memory

Culture Kvetch: Gabriel García Márquez and the Slow Fade of Memory
By July 11, 2012

Considering memory, literature, and family in the wake of the announcement that the One Hundred Years of Solitude author has dementia Read More

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Gilbert Gottfried Reads ‘50 Shades of Grey,’ Grosses Out the Entire World

Gilbert Gottfried Reads ‘50 Shades of Grey,’ Grosses Out the Entire World
By May 17, 2012

The comedian and voice actor puts his own spin on E.L. James’ popular erotic novel with an over-the-top reading that is definitely NSFW Read More

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A Jewish Gymnast’s Balancing Act

A Jewish Gymnast’s Balancing Act
By May 7, 2012

An excerpt from Dvora Meyers’ new e-book of essays, ‘Heresy on the High Beam: Confessions of an Unbalanced Jewess’ Read More

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Making Sense Of Deborah Feldman And Post-Hasidim Memoirs

Making Sense Of Deborah Feldman And Post-Hasidim Memoirs
By February 16, 2012

If you don’t know Deborah Feldman yet, you will soon. Read More

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