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Matthue Roth

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The Friend I Never Called

By On June 19, 2018

She’d see someone and say, ‘He looks like a really interesting character. I want to meet him.' And she did.… Read More

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Write On!: But How Do You Make a Plot?

By On June 5, 2018

Plot is taking all the things that don’t make sense about your story, and forcing them to make sense. … Read More

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Cooking with the Anarchist Kosher Cookbook

By On May 22, 2018

Maxwell Bauman's irreverent humor caters to Jews who appreciate irreverent weirdness.… Read More

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Write On!: How to Write for Yourself

By On April 24, 2018

When you want to write straight out of your heart that keeps all that passion and fire and rawness and fragility intact, it's a good thing to tell yourself, I'm not doing this… Read More

Culture

Write On!: Sometimes I’m Too Jewish, Sometimes I’m Not Jewish Enough

By On March 13, 2018

The religious stuff, the Holocaust stuff, the passing inclusion of an oy — they’re all a part of the story, but are they the story?… Read More

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Write On!: How Do You Know You’re Doing the Right Thing?

By On February 27, 2018

How do we know that we're writing something good, and not just tossing words on a page?… Read More

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Write On!: Focus and Follow Through

By On February 13, 2018

I'll try to answer a few questions about the craft of being creative. … Read More

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Nerds Who Work Out

By On January 16, 2018

The repetition of lifting a weight, no matter how heavy it is, gives you both a sense of purpose and a sense of openness.… Read More

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When I Was a Country Song

By On December 19, 2017

In another life, we would've had nothing to do with each other. In this one, this trip was the only thing we had in common.… Read More

Story

Subway Rabbi

By On December 5, 2017

Listening is exactly what he was after, but not like this. … Read More

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