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NY Jewish and/or Israeli visual art exhibits

March 11, 2010

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To read the article and view a slideshow of images from the exhibits click here.

My review of “Blooms of Darkness” in NYJB

March 11, 2010

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Blooms of Darkness by Aharon Appelfeld

back to the old powerbook for a week or so

March 10, 2010

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I’m at the SOHO Apple Store where I just dropped off our sick Macbook; fortunately it’s still under Apple Care’s extended warranty. They can’t fix in in-house so they’re sending it out for repair, and we should get it back in a week or so. Shoshana and I are a one computer family again, and […]

MEDIA BEFORE YOU: Sex, death … and Reading

March 8, 2010

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That got your attention, didn’t it? It snatched mine—not because I had never seen the advertisement from Sinclair Institute (“helping you achieve a better love life since 1991”), but b ecause there it was, incongruously, on the back of the Mar. 7 New York Times book review. That real estate is usually claimed by Bauman […]

David Foster Wallace Archive Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

March 8, 2010

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News Release — March 9, 2010 David Foster Wallace ArchiveAcquired by Harry Ransom Center AUSTIN, Texas—The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of writer David Foster Wallace (1962-2008), author of “Infinite Jest” (1996), “The Broom of the System” (1987), “Girl with […]

more March NYC Jewish culture events

March 8, 2010

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via examiner.com To read the article click here Another chance to see the film “A Matter of Size”, discussion on the concept and feeling of “home”, and “Jews and Spain” (worth checking out, especially if you missed December’s symposium & music festival).

James Galbraith “In Defense of Deficits” (thanks, Jayne Lyn Stahl)

March 5, 2010

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CAITLIN DOVER The Simpson-Bowles Commission, just established by the president, will no doubt deliver an attack on Social Security and Medicare dressed up in the sanctimonious rhetoric of deficit reduction. (Back in his salad days, former Senator Alan Simpson was a regular schemer to cut Social Security.) The Obama spending freeze is another symbolic sacrifice […]