When you slam Orthodox Jews because you think you're defending or somehow liberating the women of our communities, you're actually doing us a huge disservice.

May 22, 2012 at 1:00pm | 1232 comments

clean food
Sometimes I wonder if it's too late to bridge that cultural divide.
Do I realize that all this sounds a little cray cray? Sure, but it's my family's cray cray and I'll defend it with every ounce of good chi I have in me.
Since this gig, I have received emails from the organizers threatening to publicize my "nasty and ungrateful" behavior and start a social media campaign against me.

Jul 25, 2013 at 1:00pm | 62 comments

gangnam style
Millions of people have now watched the Gangnam style video; most have no idea that the song mocks the Gangnam lifestyle: the excessive pursuit of image, good looks, success and affluence.
I tried to write something about my new workspace, but it turned into a rumination on September 11 and our changed national culture. I don't know why this surprises me.

Sep 9, 2011 at 3:00pm | 0 comments

beavis and butthead
Beavis and Butt-Head are the 90s answer to Warhol’s soup cans: culture so absurdly stripped-down that at first it looks like an insult.