December 3, 2012
“To become memorable or brilliant, language needs to be fertilized by egotism.” Adam Kirsch’s long but worth reading collection of meditations/prose epigrams on the position of writers WRT past writers, future readers, and the present tense; on the respective roles of literature and science; and the role of culture in a technologically evolving civilization (among […]
January 1, 2011
Now that another secular calendar year is beginning I would like to share my recommendations of Jewish fiction and poetry books published last year. This is not a “best of” list, merely a list of Jewish themed books published in 2010 that I have actually read and reviewed at my other writing gig as a […]
November 28, 2010
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 […]
November 21, 2010
Jewish Museum menorah pics from A Hanukkah Project: Daniel Libeskind s Line of Fire exhibit. Hanukkah Lamp, Palestine (Israel) c. 1880-1930. Chiseled and painted limestone.
November 20, 2010
In “A Hanukkah Project: Daniel Libeskind’s Line of Fire” 40 hanukkiot (Hanukkah menorahs) selected by curator Susan Braunstein from The Jewish Museum’s permanent collection of over 500 hanukkiot are displayed on a stand designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. Read the entire article and view a slideshow of the exhibited hanukkiot.
November 9, 2010
New works by two young Jewish women dramatists will be performed at separate and unrelated Manhattan venues Thursday night November 11, 2010. Read more on examiner.com