August 2014 archive

Diane Samuels: Visual Artist and Scribe, Part Two

I’m thrilled to share with you the second part of my interview with Diane Samuels. (Click here for last week’s post, part one.) Diane and and I met at a wonderful dinner party for The American Academy in Jerusalem. Launched in 2010, the academy offers a 10-week fellowship for distinguished artists, architects, and planners from abroad and from all…

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An Interview with Diane Samuels: Visual Artist and Scribe

I met the lovely Diane Samuels a few months ago at a wonderful dinner party for The American Academy in Jerusalem.  Diane had just come back from a 10-week fellowship at the academy and spoke to the group about her time in Jerusalem and the work she did while there. I was so engrossed listening to…

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Making Tamales with Samuel

Every summer my son and I make tamales.  It was originally his idea. As a Jewish girl growing up in New Jersey, I didn’t really know a heck of a lot about Mexican food. I knew where to get the best bagels and lox, pickles and pastrami, ice cream and candy. Mexican food was not…

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Our Summer of Graphic Novels

I look forward to summer reading all year long. I usually have some sort of plan—first I tackle a big non-fiction book I’ve been waiting to read all year. Then I’ll read some light breezy fiction followed by some kind of meaty, intense novel. But this summer my stack of reading has been pushed aside…

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