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Jessica Young

Jessica Young
Jessica Young currently teaches at American University, in Washington, DC. She completed her undergraduate work at MIT, and her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan. Her first full-length poetry collection, "Alice's Sister" (published by WordTech), came out in Fall 2013.

When Borscht Belt Comedy Went to School

July 31, 2013
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“The birth of modern stand-up comedy begins in the Catskills Mountains,” so says When Comedy Went To School, a new film that traces the evolution of comedy as we know it. Narrated by Robert Klein, it’s peppered with reflections from comedy greats like Larry King, as well as footage of a younger Jerry…

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A Jewish Pop-Up Museum in a Random Portuguese Town

July 16, 2013
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For the past month, residents of Cabanas de Viriato, a small town in central Portugal have…

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Norway, Jews, and Political Murder

July 12, 2013
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Derek B. Miller‘s debut novel, Norwegian by Night, is about aging snipers. Or, it’s about parenting…

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An Illustrated Kafka For Kids

June 27, 2013
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Children’s books, with their large glossy pages and…

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The Last Jewish Waiter

June 26, 2013
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David Manheim, a 38-year-old waiter at New York’s…

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The Birth of the Crock-Pot

June 25, 2013
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While you may be familiar with the gloppy…

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Shivah: The Video Game

May 23, 2013
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If we had a shekel for every time we’ve paid…

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Drugs and Strippers Under God

May 2, 2013
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Polish Bar, a recent movie starring Judd Hirsch,…

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A Bus Accident in Israel, and Afterward

April 30, 2013
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“After living with a disability for 22-plus years…

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The Maccabeats Jam With Obama

March 7, 2013
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In 2010 the Maccabeats became famous for their Hanukkah song “Candlelight,” which…

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