Eitan Kensky


David Letterman Exposed Our Mass Psychosis

By Eitan Kensky

David Letterman Exposed Our Mass Psychosis
Sometimes I catch myself muttering, barely audible (I hope): “If you need help, here I am.” Then, a few minutes later, I repeat it. “If you need help, here I am.”Read More


Why Jonathan Richman Is the True Bard of Massachusetts

By Eitan Kensky

Why Jonathan Richman Is the True Bard of Massachusetts
There’s Johnny Rotten laughing that he doesn’t remember the words while the rhythm kicks and drives. The bass is muddled but insistent, louder with every measure, angry that no one’s joined in. Johnny yells to stop so that someone can feed him his lines. The volume drops, but the band never does. Suddenly this song, a cover of the Modern Lovers’ “Roadrunner” — which I’ve always heard as a song about being young and excited and about the thrill that comes when life is yet to be discovered — suddenly this song is about the drum and bass and power and about playing whatever you want to play, because this is your band too, and who cares if the lead singer knows the words?Read More


Chubby Chickpea: Boston's First Kosher Food Truck

By Eitan Kensky

Chubby Chickpea: Boston's First Kosher Food Truck
It’s forty degrees and the wind is blowing, but I’m sitting on an even colder marble slab outside the Christian Science Plaza in Boston so that Avi Shemtov can keep a metaphorical eye on his food truck, The Chubby Chickpea. The Chubby Chickpea went kosher about a month ago, but only a small certificate in the bottom right corner of the window would let you know. Still, it is Boston’s first kosher food truck.Read More


DIY Rosh Hashanah Hard Apple Cider

By Eitan Kensky

DIY Rosh Hashanah Hard Apple Cider
The only High Holiday where alcohol is a requirement is Simchat Torah. This is a mistake.Read More


Why Michael Cera Should Direct More Movies

By Eitan Kensky

Why Michael Cera Should Direct More Movies
This is the way the story goes in the alternate timeline: “Paper Heart” (2009), the arch and quirky romantic comedy written by and starring Charlene Yi, became the next “Juno” (2007) and earned all the money at the box office. Audiences burst in anticipation for “Youth in Revolt” (2009) and swooned over its male lead’s newly revealed depth and maturity. Edgar Wright’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (2010) was a smash hit. It launched a series of sequels while, paradoxically, also inspiring Hollywood to abandon sequels and superhero adaptations. In came a new era where Hollywood took risks on unknown properties and produced scripts that barely even whispered “blockbuster.”Read More






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