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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Gunner Palace (2005) - PopMatters Film Review
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Dear Frankie (2005)

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Cursed (2004)

Jimmy's golden retriever Zipper bites him and is turned into a spazzy, poorly CGI-ed wolf-dog, capable of ripping their house to pieces.

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Be Cool (2005)

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	The Residents: Animal Lover

The Residents claim that their latest album was inspired by animal mating patterns. It isn't very sexy though.

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	The Layaways: We’ve Been Lost

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"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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