Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2010«

Joseph Mackin on the art of the book review

November 30, 2010

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“Reviewers interpret, declare, dismiss and augment–creating the discussion space that books need in order to live. Reviews are the oxygen books breathe.”–Joseph Mackin Book Reviews: What We Talk About When We Talk About Books  

MFA vs. NYC: America now has two distinct literary cultures. Which one will last? – By Chad Harbach – Slate Magazine

November 28, 2010

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The following article is excerpted from the latest issue of n+1 magazine. This article is available online only in Slate. ‎”No one with ‘literary’ aspirations will expect to earn a living by publishing books; the glory days when publishers still waffled between patronage and commerce will be much lamented. The lit-lovers who used to become […]

The Power Of Failure

November 27, 2010

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William D. Cohan‘s NY Times Op-ed article The Power of Failure discusses the importance of learning the lessons of life’s failures and not overvaluing success.  

KinkyJews’ Ha! Ha! Hanukkah Cocktails and Comedy Show!

November 26, 2010

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    This year KinkyJews is holding their annual Hanukkah party at a comedy club. Some things will be the different (comedy show) and some will be the same as in previous years (a game of strip dreidle, traditional candle lighting, and eight raffle prizes).     Read the article on examiner.com      

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2010

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  Among the many things I am thankful for is the company and friendship of my friends both in real life and in cyberspace. Best wishes for a day of gratitude, feasting and families!

Sunday afternoon 11/28 in Brooklyn: Jewish love songs with wine and chocolate – New York NY

November 24, 2010

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On Sunday afternoon, November 28th at  3pm Kane Street Synagogue in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn presents singer and pianist Lana Sokolov and saxophonist Sagit Zilberman in a performance of Jewish Love songs. Read the article on examiner.com    

One paragraph review of Erotomania: A Romance by Francis Levy

November 24, 2010

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Erotomania: A Romance by Francis Levy My rating: 4 of 5 stars Erotomania is an engaging portrait of a sex addicted couple, their therapy with an ex-military couples counselor, and their recovery. James has Turrets Syndrom and priapism; Monica is a nymphomaniac. Can they find love and build a life together? Will they have anything […]