The Sound Issue
Issue 6 - Fall 2007
The Healthy Issue
Issue 5 - Summer 2007
The Healthy Issue features a litany of suffering…Howard Jacobson has back spasms, David Rakoff is everyone’s therapist, and Dan Crane has tinnitus! Not to mention: health tips from our ancestors, Naomi Harris profiles aging beauty, and a exploration into a little-known phenomena: the healthy Jew. All this and more in the Healthy Issue.
The Big Issue
Issue 4 - Spring 2007
The Big Issue—Israel and the Middle East The Big Issue is here! Featuring new writing from Etgar Keret, David Bezmogis, Roya Hakakaian, and Shalom Auslander. Featuring: Undertakers with guns, the swastika as theater's rainmaker, and world leaders wearing headphones. Startling perspectives from global flashpoints: Tehran, Yemen, Paris, Berlin, and yes, Scotland. PLUS: History as told by vinyl record covers, E.H. Gombrich distills thousands of years into 3 pages and photography from David Rubinger.
The Magic Issue
Issue 3 - Summer 2006
Featuring: Shalom Auslander confronting Moses, Hitler’s Jewish Psychic, a new play by David Auburn, Nathaniel Detsch on The Golem, Lisa Crystal Carver’s transcendental conversion, and tricky new fiction from Lauren Slater. And! Israel’s most streetwise messianic cult, Manhattan’s best shop for abracadabra, David Blaine undermined, photos by Rafael Goldchain, plus comics about sensitive conjurers by Jason Lutes and Nick Bertozzi. Also: Subverting the evil eye! And close encounters with poultry.
The Fight Issue
Issue 2 - Spring 2006
Featuring the Jews who want nuclear weapons in Iran, Phillip Roth pummeling Leon Uris, "Cohen Owes me 97 Dollars," photos by Gillian Laub, and comics about love and war by Miriam Katin.
Plus! Classic Insults, the first professional wrestlers and new writing by Lara Vapnyar, Wayne Kostenbaum, Arnon Grunberg and Aimee Bender.
Home and Away
Issue 1 - Winter 2006
Featuring! Cowboys and farmers named Horovitz; drunken Quebecois rabbis; Arab-Israeli soccer players; the poster art that built a nation; a former college dorm mate playing god; people branded “Hog’s Paunch”; comics with loud yellow borders; tourists on fascinating boats in the 1930s; Hasids vs. Brooklyn hipsters; the greenest suburbs; and grandparents in a Palm Springs paradise. Plus! Fictional conundrums related to home decor and brain tumors.