This just in: “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women” runs through July 15 at Billy Ireland Museum!

This just in!  Graphic Details will run at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University in Columbus through July 15!  The show, which I co-curated, recently 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. 

May 4, 2015 at 3:00 am Leave a comment

The Graphic Details book is here!


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

May 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm Leave a comment

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: Saw Shack (5.19.15).

See all reviews here.

May 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

Weekly Dish in the Forward!


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

May 1, 2015 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

“Spoon-Fed”, Vegetarian Times, June 2015







“On vacation in the Yucatan, Aashi Vel spied a captivating scene through a window:  In a tiny kitchen, a woman was preparing a colorful feast. It was a lightbulb moment.”  More

April 30, 2015 at 9:22 pm Leave a comment

“Review: Chef makes mostly successful move from Union Square to Queens”, NY Daily News, May 19 2015






“I miss Zen Palate, the cool Chinese-vegetarian place that succumbed to skyrocketing Union Square rents in 2007. So when I heard its former chef had opened Saw Shack, a retro-modern Chinese joint in Jackson Heights, I zipped over to see if he’s captured the old magic.”  More

April 13, 2015 at 11:55 am Leave a comment

“”Ottawa is a capital idea for a trip to Canada”, NY Daily News, May 17 2015









“This is a place where history and ceremony practically breathe from the bricks.  But today’s Ottawa has also grown into a bustling burg whose once-staid character has given way to worldly poise.”

April 12, 2015 at 11:50 am Leave a comment

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