02 · Issue 2

Urban Kvetch: “Impressions Under Water” by Leni Riefenstahl

Impressions Under Water by Leni Riefenstahl Hitler’s little media darling will soon release a 45-minute documentary about life in the Indian Ocean, with footage taken from over two thousand dives. Riefenstahl’s first film since 1954, it will be released on her 100th birthday in August. Translation: She rolled with the Nazis, made some movies that...

Urban Kvetch: France

France Tourism down in the land of waifs and dog shit? Ah, gay Paris

Urban Kvetch: Cleveland

Cleveland Cleveland deftly illustrates how a city can funnel millions of dollars into subsidizing fancy new sports arenas (at the expense of little things like, oh, city schools and public housing), but when all is said and done, that city will remain as much a steaming shithole as ever. (Sidenote: We were pretty thick-skinned about...

Urban Kvetch: The Jewish Roll

The Jewish Roll The Japanese cats over at Crazy Fish restaurant in Los Angeles are just calling it what it is. No need to gloss things over by calling it a “Philadelphia Roll” or a “Brooklyn Roll” like other restaurants do. It’s rice and seaweed with a shmear and lox. The swirls of bright red...

Just a Gigolo

Until his 1999 retirement, Shai Shahar was one of Europe’s leading gigolos and the first male escort ever to exhibit himself in an Amsterdam window display. Shai, who grew up in Philadelphia and moved to Israel in 1980, spoke to Heeb about housewives with needs, and the imaginary rabbi who watches over him, and his...

Appetite for Destruction

Yeah, he's a disgusting, loud-mouthed pornographer. But Al Goldstein is, if not always palatable, at least entertaining. Mike Edison sits in on Al's harassment trial.

Rock the Boat

About growing up red diaper, her aversion to protests and why it's important to question Israel.

Chosen: Film

_(exerpted from original article)_ Todd Solondtz’s timid nasal voice sounds like every hackneyed black comedian’s Lame White Guy impression. He wears big, thick, green-rimmed glasses that beckon schoolyard bullies to break them, and he dresses like your grandfather. Solondtz, who as a child hoped to become a rabbi, has more recently positioned himself as a...

Bubbe-licious

No terry cloth and sun visors for us, thank you. The divas of South Florida, photographed by Naomi Harris.