Arts & Culture

You’re a Pig, Just Like Harvey Weinstein

You’re a Pig, Just Like Harvey Weinstein
By January 24, 2008

There was a time when a Fat Old Jew (FOJ) like Harvey Weinstein marrying a Skinny Young Gentile (SYG) like Georgina Chapman would have caused a perfect storm of cultural anxieties around sex, power, and religion. Today, it's just another … Read More

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Found Magazine’s Editor Tells Us His Secrets

Found Magazine’s Editor Tells Us His Secrets
By January 24, 2008

FOUND Magazine has by now achieved cult status. Publishing shopping lists, mash notes, Polaroids, and other scraps of human interaction, it celebrates all things abandoned and secret. The notion that nothing need ever be lost or meaningless, and that we … Read More

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Britney Spears vs. Joseph Epstein

Britney Spears vs. Joseph Epstein
By January 23, 2008

Consuming too many empty tabloid calories and not enough high-culture fiber? Let us help you get back on a balanced diet.  Three delicious pairings:   The low-brow: Britney Spears' lackluster cover of “All That She Wants” by Ace of Bace … Read More

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Zoolander + Munich = “Don’t Mess With The Zohan”?

Zoolander + Munich = “Don’t Mess With The Zohan”?
By January 22, 2008

Words I thought I’d never say: The new Adam Sandler movie (trailer below) looks kind of…good. And not totally-competent-romantic-comedy good like The Wedding Singer, or look-at-me-I-can-do-indie good like Punch-Drunk Love. Don’t Mess with the Zohan, about a Mossad agent who … Read More

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How to Sound Smart this Week: Cloverfield Edition

How to Sound Smart this Week: Cloverfield Edition
By January 21, 2008

No time to read The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, the Sunday New York Times, Harpers, The Nation, The New Republic, and New York Magazine during your morning commute? Don’t worry – we’re here to help you convince those around … Read More

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This is Feminism?

This is Feminism?
By January 21, 2008

According to an article over at the Forward, Ms Magazine has refused to run an advertisement (pictured below) that features images of Israel’s top female political leaders, and the American Jewish Congress is pissed off about this. The ad was … Read More

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Show Me Your Wits: Michael Showalter

Show Me Your Wits: Michael Showalter
By January 17, 2008

Actor and comedian Michael Showalter is known for his hilarious standup, as well as his work on projects like The State, Wet Hot American Summer, and Stella. His debut comedy album, Sandwiches & Cats, was released this past November. In … Read More

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Do I Believe in God Today?

Do I Believe in God Today?
By January 17, 2008

UPDATE: I just Googled "Reason Not to Believe in God" and this was the actual result:     Extremely strange considering that this was a joke in the last "Do I Believe in God Today?" (Geeks: did I unknowingly make … Read More

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