This week, for my column, THE CHOSEN ONES, I interviewed author and media personality Andrea Syrtash who almost one year ago launched pregnantish.com, the first non-medical platform for everyone and anyone dealing with infertility.
She shares her story--of triumph and heartbreak and hope and triumph and heartbreak and hope--of how she has spent the past seven years trying to get (and stay) pregnant.
What do you get when you cross a brilliant Jewess with a law degree and a killer sense of style?
Batsheva Hay, that's what. (Alternately, my first column for 2018!)
She's got fashhhhun that make everyone from Vogue to the rebbetzin kvell. If you're lucky, you could score a private visit to her studio. Just don't try to call her on Shabbat....
Last week for my column, THE CHOSEN ONES, I interviewed legendary theatre producer, Barry Weissler. He told me wild tales about making it on Broadway, fighting bulls and Bobby. As in, DeNiro.
Last week for my column, THE CHOSEN ONES, I interviewed the man behind men's fashion brand, ALEX MILL, Alexander Drexler. Alex is funny and quirky and modest about his success though he has been credited with designing the perfect t shirt, just included in WWD's 40 under 40 and oh, BABY GAP was actually created FOR him. NBD.
So thrilled to announce my new column, THE KILLERS, in which I interview comedians for one of my favorite magazines (Paper), on one of my favorite subjects (comedy). It's apropos that the fist one is with one of my favorite comics, the brilliant, badass, LUENELL. She tried to get me high and made me laugh so hard I cried.
Last week for my column THE CHOSEN ONES, I interviewed the New York Times best selling author, Lily Koppel. We talked about her love of dumpster diving, going to the moon and how she almost went on a date with mob boss Tony Soprano.
Last week for my column, THE CHOSEN ONES, I interviewed director and screenwriter, Elizabeth Wood. We talked about how to charm a Nazi, converting Elizabeth Taylor to Judaism and how the daughter of a Church of Christ minister from Oklahoma became heiress to the the legacy of one of the most important rabbis in modern history.
Last week for my column THE CHOSEN ONES, I interviewed the very important (and very nice) chef, Alon Shaya. He was well on his way to becoming a criminal but th...anks to the love and attention of a few very special ladies who recognized his talent, he became a world famous chef. Word to the wise--don't sleep on the troublemakers.
Last week for my column THE CHOSEN ONES, I interviewed the brilliant Pete Grosz, who plays Mike Pence on The President Show on Comedy Central. He's not really an amoral sociopath. He just plays one on TV.
Last week for my column, THE CHOSEN ONES, I interviewed the "Ari Gold" of the food industry, super-agent and powerhouse, Scott Feldman. If you wanna know who's who in the biz or just where to go to get the best food in NYC, he helicoptered in from the Hamptons to tell me.
This week for my column, THE CHOSEN ONES, I interview Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo, and have my first threesome. They are the masterminds behind the comedic duo, Ronna and Beverly--middle aged Jewish mother yentas who are brash, berserk and totally brilliant. *Bonus rape joke.
Last week for my column, THE CHOSEN ONES, I interviewed actress and NYT bestselling author, Annabelle Gurwitch about her newest book, gambling Alabama Jews and a Syrian taxi driver who taught her the meaning of family.
This week for my column, THE CHOSEN ONES, I interview the inimitable comedic genius, Judy Gold. We talk about mothers, Mengele and putting your money where your mouth is.
This week, for my column, THE CHOSEN ONES, I sit down with two time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain. We talk about feminism, bravery, bunnies and, of course, her new film, The Zookeeper's Wife.
I've interviewed rock stars, celebrities, famous writers, artists and fashion designers, but this may be my favorite piece yet. My only regret is that he is not on social media (or the internet) to see this. So without further adieu, this week, for my column THE CHOSEN ONES, I present to you my interview you with the illustrious Mr. Herbert Lust. Art collector and patron, author, scholar, gangster, pervert, wily and wise, Mr. Lust gives the concept of Irish luck a serious run for its money. http://www.tabletmag.com/…/the-chosen-ones-an-interview-wit…
This week, for my column, THE CHOSEN ONES, I interview artist Lee Brozgol. He is most famous for his beautiful Christopher Street subway murals, but he also has other work--that offers a scathing commentary on American culture. Like most interesting work, his seems at once timeless and totally ahead of its time. http://www.tabletmag.com/…/the-chosen-ones-an-interview-wit…
This week for column, THE CHOSEN ONES, I interview the artist Nissim Ben Aderet. Watching him work is like watching magic come to life before your very eyes. Also, as evidenced here, he takes the expression "rock out with your cock out," to a whole new level.