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Dara Mandle

Dara Mandle

In the spirit of the season (top ten lists!), we give you here, in descending order, the top ten most viewed and talked about posts...

Larbi Charef killed dozens of people in Algiers on Tuesday when he detonated his explosives-packed car. His suicide bombing was the culmination of a year...

According to an American Jewish Committee poll, out yesterday, a whopping 70 percent of American Jewish Democrats favor the New York Senator in her presidential...

It's official: the trip that Benjamin Ivry deemed "likely" to happen on this blog in October will indeed go forward. This coming February, the New...

Does anybody read the New York Observer anymore? I actually didn’t know it was still published, having tuned out when Hilton Kramer retired his front...

In today’s post, horizon blogger Stefan Beck points out that Stewart O’Nan’s new book Last Night at the Lobster, about the manager of a fictional...

So much in our hectic, 21st century lives takes place onscreen, why not literature? Jeff Bezos and his company Amazon have treaded where all other such...

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez--who called George Bush the devil and noted that the day after the American President addressed the United Nations "it smells of...

Gillian Gibbons, the British schoolteacher working in Sudan, began serving a fifteen-day prison sentence today. Gibbon's crime was to have allowed her students to name...

Jewcy blogger Abe Greenwald lets us know today just how far reporters from the New York Times to Time to the BBC are willing to...

Like death and taxes, there are certain things in life we’ve come to anticipate. Another item to add to the list: vapid front-page articles by...

Today, the New York Times reports that five members of the board of the Poetry Society of America, including its president, have resigned. Their resignations...