Eitan Kensky


'Nathan For You' Is the Most Uncomfortable Show on Television

By Eitan Kensky

'Nathan For You' Is the Most Uncomfortable Show on Television
“Nathan For You” is built on an undercurrent of mundane desperation: most of us will go along with anything if it means 10 minutes of face-time on TV. We’ll serve (artificial!) poo flavored yogurt at our FroYo shop; court lawsuits for the publicity; deceive the public with bogus animal videos; and camp with unknown men in the wilderness. Shove a camera in someone’s face and they are no longer wary of strangers. They’ll go on dates, spill their hearts, betray secrets. It’s as riveting and hilarious as it is uncomfortable. It might be the best half-hour on television this summer.Read More


Why Jon Favreau's 'Chef' Is Evil

By Eitan Kensky

Summer is the cruelest cultural season. With that in mind, ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) is a new occasional series highlighting movies, TV shows, books, comics and everything else we might have missed in the past few months that we can catch up on in the next few. Read More


'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and the Future of Television

By Eitan Kensky

Summer is the cruelest cultural season. With that in mind, ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) is a new occasional series highlighting movies, TV shows, books, comics and everything else we might have missed in the past few months that we can catch up on in the next few. Read More


Does Translating Yiddish Preserve History Or Betray It?

By Eitan Kensky

Does Translating Yiddish Preserve History Or Betray It?
Yiddish translators try to preserve history. Anita Norich explains they can also be accused of collaborating with its enemies — like the interpreter in ‘Saving Private Ryan.’Read More



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