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Humility Kills

Humility Kills
By May 24, 2007

Peter Singer is routinely described as "the most influential living philosopher" and occasionally as "the most dangerous man in the world," so it's with much giddiness that we introduce him for a second time as a contributor to Jewcy. The … Read More

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Legally Blonde and Spiritually Buber

Legally Blonde and Spiritually Buber
By May 17, 2007

The recent screen-to-stage Broadway debut of Legally Blonde: The Musical might pass, to the untrained eye, for just another piece of Times Square popcorn poop. Count a New York Times critic among the naifs; according to Ben Brantley, the musical … Read More

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Magic and Mayhem

Magic and Mayhem
By May 4, 2007

I saw a huge contrast between the rich and the poor everywhere I went in India, but it was most pronounced in Delhi, where the Plaza Hotel bar rivals any in Los Angeles and little children with bloodied arms bang … Read More

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Al Qaeda Finds Its Rock Star

Al Qaeda Finds Its Rock Star
By May 3, 2007

Performing wrapped up in wires or covered with mud, orgasmically moaning about throwing himself away, Trent Reznor has long bestowed market appeal on all things transgressive. He added FM rock flair to the experimental electronics of Cabaret Voltaire and Skinny … Read More

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Going out With a Bhang

Going out With a Bhang
By May 2, 2007

My serenity and sobriety ended abruptly when we boarded the train to Jaipur. The trip took ten hours. Jeff and I calculated our average speed to be hovering around 20 miles per hour. At least we smoked the cows. Perhaps … Read More

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Where Are All the Indian Yoga Students?

Where Are All the Indian Yoga Students?
By May 1, 2007

I started with an Iyengar yoga class at the giant ashram down the road. The teacher was not a smiling bearded Indian yogi, but a tiny, angular, frowning American woman. Karin O’Bannon was all business. Rumor had it she was … Read More

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When Jewish David Met Irish Eileen

When Jewish David Met Irish Eileen
By April 30, 2007

[Like many bespectacled Jewish men, Eli Valley enjoys making things up about comic books. Unlike your average Chabon or Lethem, however, Valley prefers soap operas to Superman, which is why he’s spent years amassing a collection of genuine 1970s-era romance … Read More

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The Enlightenment Industry

The Enlightenment Industry
By April 29, 2007

Karma I realized I probably wasn’t going to find enlightenment in India about four days into my trip. I was drinking chai in the restaurant of the Shiva Hotel before a yoga class, talking with Iryse, a snarky Belgian woman … Read More

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