Liana Finck


'Dear Abby' Dies — And Ab Cahan Weeps

By Liana Finck

'Dear Abby' Dies — And Ab Cahan Weeps
Pauline Phillips, who wrote the ‘Dear Abby’ advice column, died yesterday at the age of 94.Read More


Her Husband Is Not a Mensch

By Liana Finck

Her Husband Is Not a Mensch
A Forverts reader wrote in 1907 that her life was terrible because her husband was ‘truly not a mensch.’ Liana Finck reimagines this story in graphic form.Read More


Sisters in Skivvies on the Lower East Side

By Liana Finck

Sisters in Skivvies on the Lower East Side
Liana Finck uses pen and ink to review the new book, ‘Unterzakhn.’ She blushed at the title, which means ‘underwear,’ or ‘downtrodden people’ in Yiddish.Read More


An Immigrant's Life, Part 3

By Liana Finck

An Immigrant's Life, Part 3
Nasye Frug wrote to the Forverts about her life as a new wife and recent immigrant. In the final part of this graphical retelling of her story, she dreams about Prince Charming.Read More


An Immigrant's Life, Part 2

By Liana Finck

An Immigrant's Life, Part 2
Nasye Frug wrote to the Forverts about her life as a new wife and recent immigrant. In today’s piece, she explains how her wedding shower did not exactly go as planned.Read More






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