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Jewcy Slate with a bigger nose
Jewschool a blog about Jews
Undress Me Robot
World Jewish Digest culture, politics, and Rabbi Shmuley
Bitch Magazine feminist response to pop culture
The Forward it ain't in Yiddish anymore
Zero angry white kids, angry black kids...itís all music

my publishers
Scholastic/PUSH
Soft Skull Press
Cleis Press

press
on Losers: tons here

on Candy:
Jeneration
TeensReadToo
ForeWord
Washington Jewish Week

on Goldbergs:
Jewish Exponent
jBooks interview
J Magazine
Bitch Magazine
Philadelphia Weekly

on poetry:
Penn State Collegian
Jewish Forward
Critical Dance
SF Jewish Bulletin - Chanukah
in general:
SF Chronicle
P E O P L E

writers
David Levithan aka, my boss
Jenny Traig
Alvin Orloff
Esther Kustanowitz
Marty Beckerman
Kirk Read
Zoe Trope
Erika Lopez
Michelle Tea
Sherman Alexie
Dara Horn
Jeanette Winterson
Umberto Eco
Francesca Lia Block
Doug Coupland
Neil Gaiman

poets
Daphne Gottlieb
Claudia Alick
CAConrad Cristin Aptowicz
Mary Farrow

music
Itta
Odin Smith
Cookie Jar
Alan Jay Sufrin
Prowler
Bonfire Madigan
Edie Sedgwick
The Philistines
YIDcore
Tim'm
Zuby Nehty

drawings
Ethan Young
Mat Tonti
Fred Chao
Sammy Harkham
Star St. Germain
Ben Ferrari

photos
Greg Holm
Rebecca Meyer
Robert Altman
Aaron Streiter

just friends
A Girl, a Stack of Books
Dr. Rom
Adam
Jill
Indigoh
Michaelryan
Javaman
Pinhas
Crissy
Rich


private lives
Neil
Harbeer
Uncle David
Mobius
Lefton
Alex
CAConrad
Benny
Mary
Gorgol
Daphne
Izzy
Ryan
Michaelryan

R E S O U R C E S

praying
ShulShopper anywhere
HaMayan melbourne
Chabad of Noe Valley san francisco
Kesher Israel washington, d.c.
Anshe Shalom chicago
Beth Israel berkeley

torah
Yeshiva Simchat Shlomo
Rabbi Freundel
Ask Moses
Jewish Dictionary
The Daily D'var
The Torah
The Talmud
What's a Talmud?
Yom Kippur sites

reference
poetry events
Yiddish Dictionary
Czech-English dictionary
Critical essays on Buffy
Stencil Archive
Burning Art
Camp Arthur-Reeta
Science Daily

brotherhood
Jewschool no authority but G-d
Jewlicious like J*School, but not
Shemspeed Jewish music & culture
Jewish Impact Films
Jewcy like Salon, only Jewish
JDub Records music
WeirdJews discussions
BangItOut cheese

san francisco
craigslist
Sutro Beach
Tales of the City
Bay Guardian
ny-sf.com
Cellspace

A R T I C L E S

Chanukah Music
A song for every day of Chanukah the week -- from They Might Be Giants to RebbeSoul, my holiday picks for your holiday mix.

Monday, December 22, 2008 10:29 a.m.

Jewcy: Thea Hillman Interview
MR: Your first book was a kind of poetry disguised as memoir. But in Intersex, the subject matter is unquestionably you. Do you think of this book as a polemic? A mission statement? Or is it more, like, throwing your life out thereóand, by the way, it's the life of an intersex person?

Friday, December 12, 2008 10:12 a.m.

Cookbook review: A Taste of Israel
Israeli food is known for a lot of things, but refinement is not traditionally one of them. There is the falafel mentality (crispy and greasy), the hummus-and-pine-nuts-platter mentality (quick, clean and healthy) and the pomegranate-seed mentality (exotic and Mediterranean, but scant, like the kind of food youíd expect birds to eat in an Israeli rainforest).

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:15 p.m.

Francesca Lia Block interview
"Iím just dealing with how characters respond to situations. Itís funny because I actually perceive Ruby as a much more active heroine than Weetzie Ė she goes after what she wants and gets it. Grace seems to me to be one of my most brave characters because what she has to face is so immense."

Thursday, October 23, 2008 10:47 p.m.

Silver Jews interview
"I like the narrative nature. The stories. The mix of humor and despair. Itís just something Iíve always been fond of."

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 07:33 p.m.

David of Arabia
An Arabian Jewish prince walks into the Vatican and demands an audience with the pope....

Sunday, October 5, 2008 02:09 a.m.

Back in the USSR
I grew up in a community in Northeast Philadelphia that, in the early 1990's, suddenly became very Russian. Stores changed signs, and the conversations on the 67 bus became incomprehensible. In Hebrew school we learned that very bad things had happened to the Jews of the former Soviet Union and that they were now permitted to escape. Not that we were ever told what those things were.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 02:57 p.m.

Franz Kafka
As his dying wish, the writer Franz Kafka asked that all his manuscripts be burned. If he were alive today, Kafka would be sorely disappointed. Not only is he widely regarded as one of the greatest authors of the 20th century, but his name has become a part of standard English; the adjective Kafkaesque is used to describe situations and people that are surreal, disorienting, and often menacing.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 08:10 p.m.

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