In fairy tales, bears sit at tables, children munch on candy houses and women can live in their shoes.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
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
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?