Diasporic Memories of a Jewish Family

Diasporic Memories of a Jewish Family

By Allison Schottenstein

Strangers in a strange land has been the universal theme of the Jewish story. Roger Cohen's 'A Girl from Human Street' provides an emotional account of his family's diasporic journey. 5 May 2015 // 7:00 AM

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//Recent Reviews

3 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	ZZZZ: Palm Reader

It's obvious from the get-go that ZZZZ is kind of nuts, in the best of ways. Unfortunately, it takes a bit more than that to produce a great listen.

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3 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Tiki Tiki Bamboooos: Where Is Your Secret Spot?

Just as the tiki of the '50s was based on faux-tropicalia, this Japanese export create a fake island fantasy in their music.

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	Some Water and Sun: All My Friends Have to Go

The album could be described as a number of things, including downtempo microhouse, futuristic J-pop R&B, or glitchy primary color trip-hop, but none of these imaginative labels could come close to fully explaining it.

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	The Saltshakers: A Beautiful Mess

The Saltshakers try to tap into the long tradition of beautiful losers that hail from the Midwest. Ironically, they need a bit more polish to sound gloriously dilapidated.

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	Nickel Creek: Why Should the Fire Die?

The newgrass wunderkinds make a strong bid for pop stardom without sacrificing too much of their purity.

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3 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Most Serene Republic: Underwater Cinematographer

The first Arts & Crafts signing without a member of Broken Social Scene delivers an intriguing debut album with influences worn conspicuously on its sleeve. However, it also includes some stunningly unpredictable moments.

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3 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

This noisy New York trio offers up another blast of funky, blues-inflected instrumental rock, evoking hazy shades of '70s FM gold.

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	The Clumsy Lovers: Smart Kid

We're running out of time, but this roots album has enough summer left to get some play, be it in Ireland or Dublin, Alabama.

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	Neal Casal: Return in Kind

Casal covers an eclectic array of artists with a few slight misses but more sure things by Doug Sahm and the Faces.

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3 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Were I as cynical as the rest of the Indie Rock Complex I would tell you that this was a lineup of golden-era college radio has-beens and new-era never-shoulda-beens. But, then, I'm not the snarky type...

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//Blogs

The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

// Short Ends and Leader

"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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