Posts Tagged ‘ lower east side ’

Meet Mohandas Gandhi, The Yiddish-Speaking Puppet

December 23, 2014
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The 1920s: When Gandhi Was a Yiddish-Speaking Puppet

Who was the Jon Stewart of the Lower East Side in the 1920s and 30s? It just may have been Modicut, a satirical, leftist Yiddish puppet theater troupe (the only one of its kind) created by Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. While Yiddish theater on the LES was everywhere, puppet…

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Good News: All-of-a-Kind Family is Back!

June 30, 2014
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Good News: All-of-a-Kind Family is Back!

All-of-a-Kind Family, the mid-century classic Sydney Taylor children’s series of Lower East Side literature, is…

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A Dear Abby For The Lower East Side

June 2, 2014
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bintel-brief

Liana Finck’s graphic novel A Bintel Brief blends history and imagination to create an experience that is…

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The Sturgeon Queens of the Lower East Side

March 4, 2014
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russ

Joel Russ started selling pickled herring from a pushcart on Hester…

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West Side Story, The Catholic-Jewish Version

September 3, 2013
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west-side-story

Imagine gritty NYC streets in the 1950s. An…

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Lower Manhattan Supernatural

June 4, 2013
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golem

Every culture has its superstitions and its supermen:…

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Unterzakhn: The Graphic Novel

February 21, 2013
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unterzakhn

In the beginning, there was the Lower East Side –…

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Old Jewish Men

December 10, 2012
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old-jewish-men

Remember Garbage Pail Kids? Those drawings of Cabbage Patch…

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The Jewish Dictators Who Invented Punk Rock

September 24, 2012
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the-dictators

1977 was the year punk rock — lead…

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When Harlem Was Jewish

June 17, 2010
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When harlem was jewish

Historically Jewish neighborhoods in New York usually call to mind crunchy…

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