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When Lipa Schmeltzer’s new music video, “Hang Up the Phone,” hit the Internet last week, I didn’t know what to think. What on God’s green earth was this?
Before Marion Jacobson discovered the accordion, she was a classical music critic for The Washington Post and an academic with a doctorate in ethnomusicology from New York University. But after wandering into Manhattan’s Main Squeeze accordion store in the fall of 2001, she knew she had found a new passion. So, needing to make space in her cramped Brooklyn apartment for her first child, she traded a Baldwin upright piano for a friend’s ruby-red Delicia Carmen accordion. Now Jacobson’s piano is the house instrument at the Brooklyn music venue Barbes, and Jacobson is the author of “Squeeze This!: A Cultural History of the Accordion in America,” out this month from the University of Illinois Press. She spoke to The Arty Semite about her dream instrument, her “desert island” album and the man she considers the “Michael Jackson of the accordion.”
Chibi Vision, “your new favorite science fiction hip-hop boy band” talks about the Jewish love-hate for Christmas.
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, but what does its future hold?
LABA, a Jewish house of study for culture-makers at New York’s 14th Street Y, has come out with the second edition of its journal on the never-boring theme of Eros. Contents include Forward-contributor Elissa Strauss on Lilith, the “world’s very first woman on top,” Ruby Nadar on Eve and the serpent, and Stephen Hazan Arnoff on what happens when you invite women into rock and roll’s boy’s club.
The Arty Semite contributor Christopher DeWolf profiles Hong Kong’s Rabbi Asher Oser and looks at the city’s Jewish history.
The Jewish Chronicle talks to actor Elliott Gould.
VICE Magazine talks to author Sam Lipsyte.
“Lipstikka,” an already-controversial film by Israeli director Jonathan Sagall, will premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.
Anselm Kiefer’s latest exhibit carries a special message for Jews.
Is Adam Sandler’s next movie going to be about parking cars?
Russian Jewish oligarch Roman Abramovich needs an entire island to house his art collection.
Read an exerpt of Alfred Kazin’s journals, to be published this spring by Yale University Press.
Michael Chabon has been elected director of The MacDowell Colony.
How enigmatic Israeli music icon Ofra Haza became a breakout hit on British pirate radio.