Monthly Archives: August 2020

Sometimes, NYC looks…

…dark green, illuminated in red light

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Horst Wessel & Other Nazis (Trump)

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(Coronavirus) Writing/Reading Remote Learning (Zoom)

  I may end up deleting this post as it is too early to tell for sure, but it could be that direct eye-contact and visual cues are unnecessary for a large undergrad class on Zoom; because the students are … Continue reading

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Hudson River End of Summer (2020)

In lieu of all the human grime and machinic glory that is the New York State Fair at the end of the summer.  

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(Moses & Israel & Monuments) The Political Theology of Deuteronomy (Hertz Commentary)

  The introduction to the last book of the Pentateuch in the iconic Hertz Pentateuch commentary (1936) comes as something of a surprise, maybe. Of course, there are those banner lines from this biblical book, its anthem, the Shema Yisroel, … Continue reading

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(Weird Dream) My Dad Is Anthony Fauci (Coronavirus)

A weird dream last night. In the dream, I  had a warm and affirming encounter with my Dad, who died some 10+ years ago. He kissed me on my forehead. But wait, what?! My Dad is Anthony Fauci?!!  A little … Continue reading

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Delmore Schwartz Reads Finnegans Wake

 Tweet See new Tweets Conversation Beinecke Library @BeineckeLibrary Level 1: James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake published #OTD May 4, 1939 Here are a few pages from Delmore Schwartz’s (heavily annotated) copy of the book; to see more, complete work digitized (642 … Continue reading

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Time Happened to the 20th Century (An American Pickle)

This bit caught my attention concerning the passage of time and cultural time-consciousness here from A.O. Scott’s review of the new Seth Rogen, American Pickle. It suggests something true about contemporary American Jewish awareness. The set up of the film … Continue reading

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NYC Moon

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