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The Ira Glass Infatuation Post/This American Life Review: Neighborhood Watch

The Ira Glass Infatuation Post/This American Life Review: Neighborhood Watch
By November 26, 2010

This weeks TAL, Neighborhood Watch, is an episode that is more astounding than most 2010 media output. Read More

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The Future Of Publishing Is Totally Okay: An Interview With Richard Nash

The Future Of Publishing Is Totally Okay: An Interview With Richard Nash
By November 18, 2010

While everybody is talking about the “death of print” and “the death of publishing,” Richard Nash is coming up with visionary ideas to save the industry. Read More

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Battle Of The Big Jewish Books: Joshua Cohen Vs. Adam Levin

Battle Of The Big Jewish Books:  Joshua Cohen Vs. Adam Levin
By November 8, 2010

Joshua Cohen reviewed Adam Levin’s “The Instructions” for the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Nothing strange about that, except Cohen wrote a really big book about Jews and so did Levin. Did things get awkward? Read More

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Jewcy Reviews: Cut Throat Dog By Joshua Sobol

Jewcy Reviews: <i>Cut Throat Dog</I> By Joshua Sobol
By November 2, 2010

Published by Melville House, 2010 The very best crime novels sometimes ask the reader to make a lot of unreasonable compromises until the very second when all is finally revealed. A good mystery keeps you in the dark; keeps you … Read More

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Will Nick Hornby Write a Musical About PunkTorah?

Will Nick Hornby Write a Musical About PunkTorah?
By October 18, 2010

Tonight in Atlanta, a pairing we didn’t really expect to see: British author Nick Hornby will read, and Can!!Can, fronted by Jewcy contributor Patrick Aleph, will rock. Hornby is on the road after a brief stint supporting the record that … Read More

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Howard Jacobson and Literary Jews that Win and don’t win Awards

Howard Jacobson and Literary Jews that Win and don’t win Awards
By October 13, 2010

Over the last few years, I’ve heard the following ideas thrown around recklessly: The publishing industry is dying. People don’t care about good books anymore. Jews never win book awards/the always hilarious “the people who vote on most literary awards … Read More

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The Berenstain Bears and the Jewish Question

The Berenstain Bears and the Jewish Question
By October 12, 2010

I’m a bit traumatized to learn that all these years I may have been lied to about whether or not The Berenstain Bears are Jewish or not. According to Book Bench: “Then I noticed something odd about this incarnation of … Read More

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Reviewed: “Girls to the Front” by Sara Marcus

Reviewed: “Girls to the Front” by Sara Marcus
By October 12, 2010

Many punks in the 90s incorporated politics as much as they did guitar and drums. But of all those punks, none had an impact quite like the ones Sara Marcus covers in Girls to the Front. Read More

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