This just in: “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women” to open at Israel’s Negev Museum of Art in spring 2016

This just in!  Graphic Details will open at the Negev Museum of Art in Israel in spring 2016.  The show, which I co-curated, recently ended a terrific run at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum in Columbus, OH.   Graphic Details has thrilled audiences in San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Washington, DC, Miami Beach, Portland, and London, UK.  It was inspired by a story I wrote for the Forward, America’s national Jewish newspaper. The Forward is sponsoring Graphic Details. 

November 20, 2015 at 3:00 am Leave a comment

Graphic Details book wins Eisner Award!


This just in:  Graphic Details:  Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews has won an Eisner Award, the comics equivalent of an Oscar!  Published by McFarland, the book’s based on the exhibit I co-curated.

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.

Congratulations to my co-curator, Sarah Lightman, who edited the book, and to all of our contributors.

November 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm Leave a comment

Weekly Dish in the Forward


I’m a contributing editor at the Forward, the world’s leading Jewish news organization, where I write the Weekly Dish food column.  See the latest here.

November 18, 2015 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Latest: “Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in the North Carolina Mountains”,, November 17 2015








“The mountains of North Carolina make an unlikely locale for the world premiere of a Yiddish-inflected play about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911.  But Asheville’s not a typical Southern burg.”  More

August 25, 2015 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

Latest: “Ruffled Feathers Over Wegmans’ Kosher Labeling”,, November 13 2015







“A New Jersey lawyer is crying ‘fowl’ over food-handling practices at a Cherry Hill branch of supermarket giant Wegmans, calling its kosher labeling ‘misleading and fraudulent.'”  More

August 24, 2015 at 12:57 pm Leave a comment

“Finding Connectedness Through Food at Haven’s Kitchen”,, November 6 2015







“Behind the marble tabletops, rustic-chic decor and house-made granola at this cafe and cooking school, there’s a serious agenda around thoughtful eating.”  More

August 23, 2015 at 12:56 pm Leave a comment

“Pastrami and Our Jewish Identity”,, October 29 2015










“The title of Ted Merwin’s new book isn’t completely accurate. ‘Pastrami on Rye’ is billed as  ‘An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli.’ But the book’s so packed with insights on American Jewish identity that it hardly feels bloated.”  More

August 22, 2015 at 10:09 pm Leave a comment

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