Erica Brody


Conviction, Compassion and Outrage

By Erica Brody

Conviction, Compassion and Outrage
New Yorkers speak scores of languages but its lingua franca is the language of change. ‘Activist New York,’ a new exhibit, tells the tale of change-makers as a love story.Read More


The Sensual Embrace of Elinor Carucci’s Camera

By Erica Brody

Maybe you’ve already seen Elinor Carucci’s breasts, maybe not. They’re beautiful and have even appeared in The New York Times Magazine. Just don’t look for them in the award-winning photographer’s second monograph, “Diary of a Dancer” (Steidl, 2005). There, it’s her belly that’s bare.Carucci’s first collection, “Closer”Read More


Kibbitzing Characters

By Erica Brody

‘Sphinx, how marvelous of you to know exactly the right hat to wear at 7 o’clock in the morning to meet a friend who has been away!” Oscar Wilde professed to ally Ada Leverson — using his familiar endearment — following his 1897 release from Reading Gaol. Two years’ hard labor served for the crime of sodomy had extinguished neitherRead More


Savoring the Sweetness of Honey and Its Easy Symbolism

By Erica Brody

The symbolism of honey is so simple that children ingest it as swiftly as they do its ambrosial sweetness. This, perhaps, explains why it’s so central to Rosh Hashana celebrations.My mother and I dished — about honey — over brunch this Sunday at Whim. (The popular fish restaurant on a tree-lined side street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, offers aRead More


Beware: The Cat in the Hat Is Back

By Erica Brody

Zackary Sholem Berger is without a doubt a man of many hats. On September 14, he will don his silliest one — a towering red-and-white-striped hat — as he meanders up and down 13th Avenue near Eichler’s Judaica in Boro Park, Brooklyn, selling and signing copies of his new book, a Yiddish version of “The CatRead More



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