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“The Lottery” & The Jews

By On October 21, 2013

“The Lottery” might be the most famous American short story. Written by Shirley Jackson and published in the New Yorker in 1948, it tells of an unnamed American town where, once a year, residents draw… Read More

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Garbage Pail Kids

By On April 16, 2012

Every artist has a day job, at least at first. In the mid-80s, Art Spiegelman was editing Raw, his underground comics magazine, and writing and drawing issues of a comic book that would later become Maus. In… Read More

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The Consummate Showwoman

By On November 11, 2010

Sarah Bernhardt flirted with the novelist Alexandre Dumas, posed for the painter Alphonse Mucha, had an affair with Victor Hugo, and was, in the late 19th century, the most famous actress in the world.… Read More