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Lost in Language: Of Dead Dogs, Living Lions & Bifid Uvulae

By Phil O’Lologous

If the cat got your tongue, which pet gets the brisket? For all your linguistic questions, it’s Phil O’Lologous.Read More


The Partial Pinking of Hamas

By Lawrence Zygier

Radical islamists have second thoughts about allowing LGBT Muslims to become suicide bombers.Read More


UNESCO Saves Humor From Itself

By Dr. Mister

UNESCO declares Jewish jokes as World Heritage Treasures. The Dalai Lama is content with that decision.Read More


Philip Roth’s Guide to Old Age

By Bintel van der Brief

Philip Roth gives the Backward an EXCLUSIVE insight into his life of leisure and the reasons for his retirement.Read More


An Air-Conditioned Palestinian State

By Harry Jawea

How an oil kingdom’s empty World Cup stadiums might spell a message of hope.Read More


Bibi Suddenly Eager To Wash Obama’s Car

By Joanie Wise

BACKWARD: Last year, President Obama was offering to fetch ice cream for Benjamin Netanyahu. But 2013 is a whole different story.Read More


Retired Senator Now Just Going Around Annoying People

By Eva Watchful

The people of Connecticut are calling for Joe Lieberman to stand again for federal elected office — or possibly an ambassadorship, or maybe just a long vacation abroad.Read More


Review: The Goldfarb Bar Mitzvah

By Gaby Dunn

Theater, at its best, can thrill and inspire us, can take us to another world, can even make us feel that we, ourselves, are growing into new and better people.Read More


Scientist Discovers Plaid in the Spectrum

By Ian Fist

Organic food stores, children’s book publishers, LGBT groups and leprechauns have been thrown into turmoil by the discovery by Noah Obadiah, a professor at the Technion in Haifa, of an extra color in the rainbow.Read More


Pronouns of the World Unite!

By Phil o’lologous

When Phil o’lologous first started writing this weekly column, almost 115 years ago, Karl Marx was the Simon Cowell of the era — a loudmouth from Britain passing judgment on the working class.Read More


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