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The Morning After

The Morning After
By March 15, 2007

This past November, on our second anniversary, my boyfriend Andy and I went to the Lyric Diner, a cozy joint on 23rd Street in Manhattan. He ordered a turkey burger and I ordered chicken fingers. Outside, it was raining. Inside, … Read More

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Five Off-Registry Gifts

Five Off-Registry Gifts
By March 5, 2007

There's only one way to get out of the obligation to give your friends wedding presents: They have to divorce within a year of the wedding. Rather than waiting to see if the marriage lasts, try these five usual gift … Read More

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Don’t Be a Deadbeat Wedding Guest

Don’t Be a Deadbeat Wedding Guest
By March 5, 2007

I dread wedding season, and not for the reason you’re thinking. I love seeing my friends get married, and if the ten invitatations I got last summer are any indication, I’m a good guest. The problem for me—and for the … Read More

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Ten Keys for Negotiating Like a True Macher

Ten Keys for Negotiating Like a True Macher
By March 1, 2007

1.) You must be willing to ask for what you want. 2.) Successful negotiators must be good listeners 3.) You must be comfortable with conflict 4.) Be prepared. 5.) Take "no" as a starting point for negotiating rather than an … Read More

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Hipster Judaism Mad Libs

Hipster Judaism Mad Libs
By February 26, 2007

Tired of people emailing you articles about “hipster Judaism”? Ever get the feeling they’re all the same article repeated ad infinitum? Now’s your chance to write your own. Just fill in the blanks below, sign your name and mail the … Read More

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Knell Lettres

Knell Lettres
By February 21, 2007

This is a book column. So I’ll start with the book. The Quincunx, by Charles Palliser, comprises 788 pages of dense type, black-and-white maps, and family trees. Its dust jacket is glossy black, the letters marbleized gold. The page edges … Read More

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Is the Mikvah For Me?

Is the Mikvah For Me?
By January 29, 2007

I should warn you that this article contains full frontal male nudity. But please, control yourself; there will be no soft-lit oohs and aahs, no writhing in ecstasy—just a man stripped down, and alone, at his most naked before God … Read More

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Does Adult Circumcision Hurt?

Does Adult Circumcision Hurt?
By December 18, 2006

Men the world over are pondering their foreskins with a renewed sense of purpose due to a recently published clinical study in Africa that claims circumcised men are significantly less susceptible to HIV. Those curious about the gritty details of … Read More

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