[Roy Edroso dissects the right-wing blogosphere in this weekly feature]Another week of horrible violence in Israel and Gaza has passed, and the world waits for a solution. Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are working on it -- which rightbloggers consider an outrage. For one thing, diplomacy j ... More >>
Here's a question: why would the New York City Council and various other local and state politicians decide to wade into the miserable, never-ending, blood-filled dogpile that is the Israeli/Palestinian conflict? In what way does a press conference on the Middle East dovetail with the actual busines ... More >>
Rikers Island is a dismal and dangerous place. Spread across 415 acres of repurposed landfill in the the East River between the Bronx and Queens, the island is home to more than 12,000 inmates in 10 separate jail facilities. There were 73 stabbings and slashings committed by inmates in 2013, and the ... More >>
It has become a safe assumption that otherwise liberal and open-minded New York politicians will make an exception for Israel. Case in point: 10 members of the New York City Council have declared that they support academic freedom, just not the freedom of public universities to host events that do n ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Taïm MobileGiven Taïm Mobile's widespread popularity, it seems that everyone, everywhere loves its falafel. But you know who doesn't? Restaurant owners who have to look at the truck outside of their windows.
We're all a little jumpy after the crotch-bomber, so it was to be expected that one day a celebrity would find that all her wealth and fame couldn't get her past airport security. "I was 20 minutes late, big deal," Joan Rivers tells Good Day NY, describing her "ordeal" in Costa Rica, where ... More >>
Shaya Boymelgreen can get you a room with a view.New York, circa 2005 -- the building boom is transforming neighborhoods like Williamsburg, DUMBO, and the Financial District. During that period, Shaya Boymelgreen and his partner, diamond magnate Lev Leviev, built condos faster than just ab ... More >>
Twentysomething Tel Aviv hipsters live life, have sex, befriend the enemy in The Bubble
An eyewitness account of 9-11
The stunning news of Hamas's win in Palestinian elections has diplomats and pols scrambling to contain/condemn the latest inconvenient (and, yeah, scary) result of democracy. Leading the pack is New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, runner-up in the 2005 Democratic mayoral primary and likely 2009 can ... More >>
Rappers in Cuba, pilgrims in Mecca, killer fish in Tanzania, James Carville in Bolivia
Godard's long goodbye continues with a meditation on war and a history of the cinema
Can a sacred music festival lure us away from violence and toward reason?
Can the Broadway Revival of Everyone's Favorite Jewish Musical Ignore Today's Radically Different Cultural Context?
Lust for Life
On the Pastand Presentof Military Psychiatry
A.R. Gurney's Mideast Crisis; a Proust Tuner
Palestinian Film and Oscar Eligibility
The Pot Party Battles Nerve Gas
Wanted: A Great Jewish Spin Master
Russians Change the Face of Israel
The INS and Its Critics Take Lessons From a Relentless Pursuit of Immigrants
Arabs and Muslims Fend Off a Tragedys Aftermath
Deepening Rifts Between Jews and Palestinians Inside Israel
Jews Gather to Organize Against Israels Crackdown on Palestinians
Arab Americans See U.S. Media Bias
Why Liberal Jews Have Lost Their Courage on Israel
'Apparent' 'Wrong Turn' 'Signals' 'War'
Only a Dream a Nonviolent Army?
Via Dolorosa's Well-Worn Politics