Susie Davidson


Doctor Cannabis

By Susie Davidson

Doctor Cannabis
While researching Shabbat customs, Yosef Glassman came across a reference to cannabis. It sent him on a mission to learn about the biblical history of weed.Read More


Carole King Charms Massachusetts

By Susie Davidson

Carole King Charms Massachusetts
In a reverse case of “Where you lead, I will follow,” a verse from one of Carole King’s countless hit songs, Bostonians trailed the iconic Brooklyn-born songstress around their state last month.Read More


Monday Music: A Little Rock, a Lot of Soul

By Susie Davidson

Monday Music: A Little Rock, a Lot of Soul
She’s seen and done it all, and it wasn’t always pretty. Robin Lane endured a forsaken childhood during the Hollywood heyday, lived and performed with the giants of 1960s West Coast psychedelia, and slashed and burned through the punk rock era.Read More


Composer Brings Jazz Age to Washington Ballet

By Susie Davidson

Elizabeth Gaither and Jared Nelson in ‘The Great Gatsby.’ Photo by Steve Vaccariello. Read More


First Jewish Collection for a 'Small Press Legend'

By Susie Davidson

First Jewish Collection for a 'Small Press Legend'
Uprooted at age 9, abandoned into poverty, targeted by anti-Semitism, exposed to the horrors of World War II and finally confined to a wheelchair, Ed Galing’s life has been beset by ongoing difficulties. Yet he has never lacked dedication, perseverance, or imagination, in art or in life. In eloquently written work that defies his hardscrabble Lower East Side and South Philadelphia origins, Galing has chronicled his remarkable journey in poetry, cartooning, storytelling and journalism.Read More






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