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Billy Crystal Learns That Kvetching Is Universal

Billy Crystal Learns That Kvetching Is Universal
By February 5, 2007

Billy Crystal's Tony Award-winning one-man show, 700 Sundays, chronicling the actor/comedian's life opens in Australia today. It's the first country, outside the U.S., that Crystal has performed the show. So what was the first question an Australian reporter from the … Read More

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Lenny Bruce is Called to the Torah

Lenny Bruce is Called to the Torah
By February 5, 2007

Suddenly, secular young Jews are watching documentaries about Satmars and gay Hassids, grooving to the rhythm of rapper-reggae star Matisyahu, and reading about the sealed ultra-Orthodox communities depicted in the novels of Pearl Abraham and the short stories of Nathan … Read More

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Jewcy Outsources: Guest Editor Stefan Beck

Jewcy Outsources: Guest Editor Stefan Beck
By February 5, 2007

This week, the Shvitz will be guest edited by Stefan Beck. Stefan's a fellow Dartmouth grad and one of the few people I'd call a literary critic as opposed to book reviewer. Sadly, he recently gave up his perma-perch at … Read More

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2007′s Most Original Superbowl Commercial

2007′s Most Original Superbowl Commercial
By February 4, 2007

The quest for perfection surpasses human limitations, but barely.

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It’s Raining Really Expensive Commercials At Superbowl XLI

It’s Raining Really Expensive Commercials At Superbowl XLI
By February 4, 2007

Apart from the Superbowl's Cirque du Soleil nightmare of a pre-show; the game's slippery start, middle, and end; and the team I was rooting for suffering an embarrassing loss, this year's $2.5 Million 30-second commercial spots weren't too shabby. Translation: … Read More

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Looking For Ms. Keaton

Looking For Ms. Keaton
By February 3, 2007

I'm fed up with the Diane Keaton of late. If I see another ad for her latest film in which she plays yet another matriarch on the verge of maintaining her matronly hotness quota while suffering from some emotional breakdown, … Read More

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Israel Is Probably Not Responsible For The Yellow Snow In Siberia

Israel Is Probably Not Responsible For The Yellow Snow In Siberia
By February 2, 2007

Despite evidence to the contrary, Israel is most likely not responsible for the smelly yellow-orange snow falling in Siberia, but researchers are digging deep to unearth what is the exact cause of the rotten-smelling color. If I didn't know any … Read More

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Pop Quiz, Hotshot

Pop Quiz, Hotshot
By February 2, 2007

It’s no secret that Jewcy has a big crush on Slate, but we particularly enjoyed today’s quiz, “Are You a Liberal Anti-Semite?” For extra enjoyment, combine it with the “Which Aqua Teen Hunger Force Character Are You?” quiz. I am … Read More

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