Author Archives: Bob Levin

You Vant, Mebbe, 39 Vays to Say ‘Imbecile’?

To paraphrase the old Levy’s rye bread ad, you don’t have to be Jewish – an observant Jew, anyway – to enjoy Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular & the New Land, an anthology designed to acquaint the un- (or under-) informed with Yiddish culture. Continue reading

 

Out of the Past

Michel Choquette and The Someday Funnies: a veritable Lost Dutchman’s lode of comic history Continue reading

 

Goodbye To All That

A visit to the Poconos for a look at aging parents, curatorial desires, and the legacy of Frank Frazetta’s work—and its meaning for a divided family. Continue reading