Dining reviews in the NY Daily News!

I’m a dining critic and features writer for the NY Daily News.  I’ll post new restaurant reviews as they run.  Latest:  Wilma Jean (2.25.15).

See all reviews here.

February 5, 2015 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

The Graphic Details book is here!

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It’s finally here… Graphic Details:  Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews is based on the exhibit I co-curated.  It’s published by McFarland.

I contributed a bunch of essays on some of the amazing artists in the show, including Bernice Eisenstein, Sarah Glidden, Sarah Lazarovic, and Laurie Sandell.

“A much-needed book… While supplying added depth for people who are already fans of the medium, it gives insights to non-fans about why comics are so popular.” -Lilith

February 4, 2015 at 2:48 am Leave a comment

This just in: “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women” to open at Ohio State University!

This just in!  Graphic Details will open at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University in Columbus from March 28-July 15!  The show, which I co-curated, just ended a terrific run at London’s Space Station 65 gallery.   Graphic Details has thrilled audiences in San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Washington, DC, Miami Beach, and Portland.  It was inspired by a story I wrote for the Forward, America’s national Jewish newspaper. The Forward is sponsoring Graphic Details. 

February 3, 2015 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

The Water Trust

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Working with editorial strategy and services firm Content Mosaic, I wrote a new web site for The Water Trust, the acclaimed not-for-profit that works to bring clean water and healthful hygiene habits to East Africa.  More.

February 2, 2015 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment

“Cantor by Day, Moroccan Pop Star by Night”, Forward.com, February 28 2015

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“Samy Elmaghribi was a hugely popular Moroccan-music star. Salamon Amzallag was a beloved Sephardic cantor in Montreal.  That the pop star and the liturgical giant were the same person has inspired a new exhibition in Montreal.”  More

January 25, 2015 at 1:38 pm Leave a comment

“The Best ‘Deli Man’ You’ve Never Heard Of”, Forward.com, February 26 2015

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“While Jay Parker may not enjoy the high profile of some of his counterparts, Ben’s Best has developed its own mythos after 70 years in business.”  More

January 23, 2015 at 1:02 pm Leave a comment

“Restaurant Review: Wilma Jean”, NY Daily News, February 25 2015

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“Bless you, Wilma Jean.  Your grandson, Robert Newton, didn’t just name a Southern restaurant after you. He’s honoring you with the best fried chicken in the city.”

January 22, 2015 at 3:19 am Leave a comment

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