Monthly Archives: June 2016

Morning Side Park Fashion Shoot

We stopped to watch on the walk home a couple of weeks ago on Morningside Avenue. I took these photographs from a discrete distance. I like the sense of utter normal mixed with the strange and set up.

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Religion & The Second Sex (Simone De Beauvoir)

Regarding De Beauvoir’s classic The Second Sex one could easily quote the old rabbinic adage about Torah, “Turn it, and turn it, for everything is in it. Reflect on it and grow old and gray with it. Don’t turn from … Continue reading

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New Jersey Turnpike (Summer)

On the way home from Street, MD, the northern section of the New Jersey Turnpike is my favorite driving experience. It’s the high speed blend of concrete and metal. On a hot day in late June, the city shimmers in … Continue reading

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Nazi Detector App (Daniel Sieradski)

Love him or hate, from the twisted and fearless mind of Daniel Sieradski, it’s the Nazi Detector App. Right off his op-ed against anti-BDS legislation, you can read the latest here at the Forward. A technological tool for gutter politics, … Continue reading

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The Danger of (Over)Interpretation: On Adorno’s Plea Against Artistic Semblance and “Micrological Study”

Originally posted on Schlemiel Theory:
When someone sees a great artwork or reads a compelling novel or poem, he or she usually wants to know why it has such an affect.  Is it the choice of words?  Is it the…

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Donald Trump is a “Baby Christian”

According to James C. Dobson, an important Evangelical leader,  Donald Trump has recently come “to accept a relationship with Christ” and was now “a baby Christian.You can read it here. So what in God’s good name is a baby Christian? Thank … Continue reading

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Anti Neoliberal Brexit

I think I’m getting it. Along with racism and xenophobia, Brexit is a vote against the very “neoliberal” economic order that we are supposed to despise with such rigor. As it turns out, Brexit would not have been won without voters … Continue reading

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