Matt Freedman’s harrowing and hilarious ‘Relatively Indolent But Relentless’ is totally unlike traditional memoirs. So is Liana Finck’s graphic review of it.
The Bintel Brief famously documented the trials of adapting to life in America. The staff at the Tenement Museum has picked up the torch — with a few modern touches.
The Forverts’ famous ‘Bintel Brief’ gets a second life in Liana Finck’s graphic adaptation of the advice column. And so does its creator Ab Cahan — as a ghost.
Forward readers ask ice dancer Charlie White how he manages the delicate dance of athletic fame and Jewish identity with nary a slip. Oops, scratch the Jewish part!
Television psychologist Joyce Brothers died on Monday in New York of natural causes, her publicist said. She was 85.
I am not generally a fan of the term “gal,” but what other word can be used to describe Pauline Esther Friedman Phillips, the beloved creator and author of Dear Abby, who died last week at age 94? With a legion of fans worldwide — the column is carried by 1,400 newspapers and has a daily readership of 110 million people, according to its syndication service — Dear Abby was surely the most widely-read Jewish female writer in the world, an accomplishment all the more impressive considering that she had expected only to be a wife and a mother.
The Forward’s Bintel Brief was America’s first advice column and ‘Dear Abby’ took the genre mainstream. That’s why Ab Cahan would mourn ‘Abby’s death.
In 1906, Nasye Frug wrote to the Forverts about her life as a new wife and recent immigrant. Liana Finck reimagines this story in graphical form.
Earlier this week, Liana Finck let us peek behind the curtain at the source material for her comic based on A Bintel Brief. She showed us the first two pages and the second story. Her blog posts are being featured this week on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit:
Liana Finck is adapting old Yiddish press self-help columns into a book. This week, she’s letting us peek behind the curtain at her source material. On Monday, she looked at the first two pages of her comic. Today, she takes a look at the second story. Her blog posts are being featured this week on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit: