Podcast: Josh Lambert on Jews and obscenity in America

December 3, 2013 nyupressblog 0

In Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture, Josh Lambert navigates us through American Jews’ participation in the production, distribution, and defense of sexually explicit literature, plays and comedy. From Theodore Dreiser and Henry Miller to Curb Your Enthusiasm and FCC

What’s new about Hanukkah?

November 27, 2013 nyupressblog 0

—Dianne Ashton [This post originally appeared on the Jewish Book Council blog on November 26, 2013.] This year, Jewish Americans will participate in an extraordinary Hanukkah celebration—they will light the first menorah candle on the evening before Thanksgiving.

Fall books available on NetGalley

September 19, 2013 nyupressblog 0

We’ve got quite a few gems in our NetGalley catalog this fall, all available for advance review now. Book reviewers, journalists, bloggers, librarians, professors, and booksellers, we welcome you to submit a request! Not familiar with NetGalley? Learn

Another kind of women’s work

March 26, 2013 nyupressblog 0

—Melissa R. Klapper The current media fascination with women and power, sparked by elaborate controversies over Yahoo executive Marissa Mayer and Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, might seem both disappointing and amusing to the legions of

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