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  • Bibi adviser Ron Dermer to NYT: No Op-Ed for you!

    Why did Ron Dermer, a senior adviser to the Israeli prime minister, decline a chance to have an Op-Ed by Benjamin Netanyahu appear in The New York Times? Because he feels the paper isn’t giving Israel a fair shake, with 19 of the last 20 Israel-related Op-Eds taking a negative view of Israel. Dermer explains… More ▸

  • Sarah Silverman, rape joke trailblazer

    Today’s New York Times has another one of their “trend” stories in which they assert the dubious existence of a new fad. This time, they’re talking about female comics making jokes about rape, which is a phenomenon that anecdotally seems to be on the rise. And the pioneering female rape stand-up comedian who started it… More ▸

  • Jesse Eisenberg’s new play

    Jesse Eisenberg may be best known for his acting prowess but he can now add “playwright” to his resume. His first play, Asuncion, is premiering at the Cherry Lane Theater after going through a successful, positively reviewed week of preview performances. In it he plays Edgar, a young student consumed by white guilt, opposite The… More ▸

  • The haimish line and the charity stripe

    Do Jewish professional basketball players live above or below the haimish line? [[READMORE]] David Brooks’s old-timey espousal of the haimish line is powerful. "Often, as we spend more on something,"  opines Brooks, "what we gain in privacy and elegance we lose in spontaneous sociability." Just as self-restraint can be fulfilling, shtetl wisdom can be refreshing…. More ▸

  • Tennis, now with Andy Samberg

    Five days before the 2011 US Open Tennis Tournament begins, and The New York Times Magazine decided to feature a long article about tennis rivalries (seriously, this article is so long that by the time you’ll finish reading it the US Open will begin). In order to attract the younger crowd, who probably doesn’t know… More ▸