Posts Tagged ‘ russian jews ’

Meet the Russian Jazz Starlet Who Now Sings in a Brooklyn Basement

July 22, 2016
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The Russian Jazz Starlet Who Sings in a Brooklyn Basement

Some dentists spruce up their offices with a potted plant or a TV. But if you chance to get a root canal in Brighton Beach, NY, you could get treated to a performance by one of the most celebrated jazz singers in Russian history. Nina Brodskaya was just 16 years…

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Yiddish, With Jewish Slaves

April 1, 2016
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Uncle Tom's Cabin in Yiddish, With Jewish Slaves

Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Yiddish: sounds crazy, no? But across 19th-century Russia and eastern Europe,…

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The Russian Jewish Ethnographer Behind This Trove of Stunning Historic Photographs

December 3, 2015
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The Vitebsk-born Shloyme Zaynvi Rapoport — better known by the moniker S. An-sky — was…

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Meet Mark Twain’s Jewish Son-in-Law

November 10, 2015
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Ossip Gabrilowitsch

When you think of Mark Twain, chances are…

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Vladimir Nabokov’s Spirited Jewish Wife

September 24, 2015
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Vladimir Nabokov's Spirited Jewish Wife

They say behind every great man is a…

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Painter Marc Chagall’s Fantastical Life, On Screen

June 10, 2015
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Painter Marc Chagall's Fantastical Life, in a New Movie

Marc Chagall’s fraught, fantastic life began at birth.…

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Abstract Painter Mark Rothko’s Jewish Roots

April 15, 2015
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Before Mark Rothko’s famous rectangles of color were…

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A Russian Jewish Mom Turns to the Internet For Dating

August 26, 2014
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When a Russian Mom Starts Online Dating

Here is what’s less than stellar about Anya Ulinich‘s…

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The Jewish Diva Who Played the Indian Princess

March 11, 2014
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Gifted with one of those rare, true contralto voices—deep, rich,…

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A Post-Soviet Jewish Coffee Chain – in Colorado

January 24, 2014
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“Flavor as big as Russia!” So proclaims one…

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Gary Shteyngart Writes a Memoir

January 7, 2014
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Little Failure

The first half of Gary Shteyngart‘s new memoir, Little Failure,…

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Dating in Brooklyn While Russian

December 20, 2013
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Stealing Cherries

Today, Marina Rubin is a mainstay of the lower Manhattan…

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