Sunday, November 30, 2008

im smitten for metro pop

In fairy tales, bears sit at tables, children munch on candy houses and women can live in their shoes.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

"from krakow to krypton" for j. the jewish news weekly

Comic relief: ‘From Krakow to Krypton’ throws Jewish cartoonists into spotlight

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … a book about Jews and comic books! And it is, admittedly, much more exciting than I thought it could be. While comic books themselves still give me a heart-palpitating rush, I worried that dissecting their creation and connections to Judaism would ruin their simple, aesthetic fun.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

trail of our vinyl for j. the jewish news weekly

Recorded history: Book examines American Jewish experience through album covers
What can a 1957 Mickey Katz album, with the comedian posing on the cover as a kosher butcher, tell us about the American Jewish experience?