The Effect of Media Technology on Judaism

July 29, 2009 nyupressblog 0

My Jewish Learning has a fantastically interesting interview with Jeffrey Chandler about his book, Jews, God and Videotape. Can you give examples of some positives and negatives of the effect media technology has had on




Secret Escape Routes of Chinatown…

July 27, 2009 nyupressblog 0

From the Library Journal interview of David Freeland, author (and tour guide) of Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville… The Atlantic Garden backed onto Elizabeth Street, from which at first it seemed to Freeland that only




An Introduction to QueerCountry.org

July 24, 2009 nyupressblog 0

An introduction to Queer Country, the blog counterpart to Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America by Mary L. Gray. What this site is about? This site is (hopefully) not




Salon.com Gets Serious about Babysitting

July 22, 2009 nyupressblog 0

Salon.com has a great interview with Babysitter author Miriam Forman-Brunell. It covers all aspects of the babysitting spectrum, from history.. Has there ever been a golden age of baby sitting? There really never has. Many




The New Yorker Asks, Why Are We So Fat?

July 20, 2009 nyupressblog 0

This article features our Fall 2009 title The Fat Studies Reader, edited by Esther D. Rothblum and Sondra Solovay One of the most comprehensive data sets available about Americans—how tall they are, when they last




The Bronx, Art Deco, and Neuroscience

July 16, 2009 nyupressblog 0

By Constance Rosenblum. Cross-posted from boulevard-of-dreams.com, the website for the forthcoming book Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx The other day I visited the Art Deco




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