Politics

Candles of 9/11

Candles of 9/11
By September 1, 2006

There was a short time, five years ago, when we all flew the flag. This was before the "War on Terror" became a pretext, and before we Americans were afraid (or ashamed) to reveal our nationality abroad. New Yorkers remember … Read More

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Wrestling with Esther: Purim Spiels, Gender, and Political Dissidence

Wrestling with Esther: Purim Spiels, Gender, and Political Dissidence
By March 1, 2006

1. A Drag King’s Bar Mitzvah In 1999 I won the Philadelphia Drag King contest with my portrayal of metal-head bar mitzvah boy Ben Hesherman, whose speech broke into a rendition of “Breaking the Law” by Judas Priest. Onstage, I … Read More

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Christmas in Jerusalem

Christmas in Jerusalem
By January 15, 2006

I had forgotten it was Christmas, thank God. It was only on the bus that I remembered — I was riding on the number 18, coincidentally the same line on which Matt Eisenfeld was killed about ten years ago, when … Read More

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