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The Conspiracy - May 15, 2009 0 Comments

A Jewish Student Magazine Summit

The third and final audio recording from the 38th Annual National Jewish Student Journalism Conference is posted below. In this segment, editors of five Jewish campus publications talk about their trade. Speakers included representatives from The Shpiel, Schmooze Magazine, the Commentator, Avanim, …

The Conspiracy - May 15, 2009 1 Comment

Nation Magazine Student Writing Contest

This just in from the good folks at the Nation. Not a particularly imaginative question, but definitely a great opportunity. I wish we had $5000 to give away in a contest. 2009 Nation Student Writing Contest How has the recession affected you, your family or someone you know? Essays should not …

The Conspiracy - May 14, 2009 0 Comments

Covering Israel in the Jewish Community

Live from the 38th Annual National Jewish Student Journalism Conference, a conversation between J.J. Goldberg of the Forward, Eyal Press of the Nation, and Michael Weiss of Nextbook about covering Israel as Jewish journalists. Download their conversation by clicking on the following link: Covering …

The Conspiracy - May 14, 2009 6 Comments

Lubavitch T-Pain Flies Mesichist Colors

A pretty cool new video out yesterday from frum hip-hop powerhouse Shemspeed, featuring Y-Love and DeScribe. I saw these guys perform at the Shemspeed showcase at 92YTribeca while researching our story on Aharit Hayamim. I liked their set (though not as much as Eprhyme and Shir Yaakov‘s …

The Conspiracy - May 14, 2009 0 Comments

Conference Coverage!

Cheers to Phillip Eil, a participant in the 38th Annual National Jewish Student Journalism Conference and a journalist for The Jewish Voice and Herald. Eil recently published a piece about the conference in an account sprinkled with excellent quotes and details proving that he was definitely paying …

The Conspiracy - May 13, 2009 0 Comments

Sieradski, Valley, and Koenig: A Podcast

Missed out on the 38th Annual National Jewish Student Journalism Conference? That sucks. We had a nice time. You should have been there. Fortunately, we recorded some of the best parts. We’ll be posting podcasts from the conference over the next few days. For now, you can download a …

The Conspiracy - May 12, 2009 0 Comments

The Culture Wars

Those of you who get New Voices in the mail know the Kulturkampf, a colorful matrix that we use to say mean things about bad Jewish pop culture. The spring Kulturkampf just went online here. The December edition is here. The February edition is only available in print. If you’re upset you …

The Conspiracy - May 11, 2009 5 Comments

Of Vulcans and Jews

Despite a brief dalliance with Voyager, I’ve never been a Star Trek guy. Forgive me, then, if I’m restating the obvious. Also, spoiler alert, or whatever. I gather that there’s long been a vague association between the Vulcans and the Jews, based mostly on the Cohenic origins of …

The Conspiracy - May 11, 2009 1 Comment

“The only winning move is not to play”

I’ve got a review of Benny Morris’ new book, “One State, Two States: Resolving the Israel/Palestine Conflict,” up now at History News Network, George Mason University’s online magazine. An excerpt: After a disheartening few months, prospects for peace in …

The Conspiracy - May 8, 2009 0 Comments

News on the News: Radio Tidbits on Media Challenges.

The leitmotif of last week’s National Jewish Journalism Conference was the question of the future of journalism: the challenge of finding new financially viable models for news outlets, and the shift from print to web. Turns out we aren’t the only ones thinking about these things.  …

The Conspiracy - May 4, 2009 0 Comments

38 Years and Still Kickin’

Yesterday, students representing more than 15 campuses and eight Jewish campus publications gathered at the Kraft Center for Jewish Life to participate in the National Jewish Student Journalism Conference, now in its 38th year. According to the feedback we’ve gotten so far, the event was a …

The Conspiracy - April 29, 2009 0 Comments

Happy Yom Ha’atzmaut!

In honor of Israeli Independence Day, a bit of satire from the Holy Land. Imagine what CAMERA would say if an American TV show produced this…

The Conspiracy - April 28, 2009 2 Comments

How Jews Eat in Four Minutes

How Jews Eat from MyJewishLearning.com on Vimeo. The folks at MyJewishLearning.com are going multimedia on us!  They recently published a video titled “How Jews Eat”, the second in an ongoing series that began with “How Jews Look”. As one commentor noted on Jewish food …

The Conspiracy - April 25, 2009 0 Comments

Listen to me talk

Holy shit was it nice today. Tomorrow, when you get up, listen to me live on Beyond the Pale, the weekly Jewish politics and culture show on New York’s WBAI. We’ll be live from noon until 1 pm ET. You can listen at 99.5 FM in New York or online by clicking here. Marilyn Neimark and I …

The Conspiracy - April 24, 2009 3 Comments

Sex club shuttered, KinkyJews displaced?

The New York Law Journal reported on Tuesday that Casbar, a swinger’s club in Brooklyn, was closed by a city judge after investigators testified that they had observed “150-plus acts of fellatio and intercourse” on an undercover visit to the venue. I guess that’s what …

The Conspiracy - April 24, 2009 0 Comments

Heeb: The Musical…(Issue)

Depending on whether you love Heeb, or hate Heeb (and people generally feel only one way or the other), you might have attended last night’s Brooklyn launch party for Heeb’s Music Issue and have already devoured its glossy pages of irreverence and pics of cute hipsters.  You might …

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