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  • Gary Shteyngart’s super sad true Schechter school story

    March 7, 2014 | 10:04 am

    If it is true that there is no such thing as bad publicity, then Gary Shteyngart may be one of the best things to happen to the Conservative movement’s at-times-beleaguered Schechter Day School Network.

    Shteyngart, the Soviet Jewish immigrant writer known for acclaimed comic...

  • 1. THE CHURCH AND THE HELICOPTER

    January 31, 2014 | 2:08 pm

    A year after graduating college, I worked downtown in the immense shadows of the World Trade Center, and as part of my freewheeling, four-hour daily lunch break I would eat and drink my way past these two giants, up Broadway, down Fulton Street and over to the Strand Book Annex. In...

  • Born loving Stalin, raised to revere Roth

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    January 29, 2014 | 3:46 pm

    The key to Gary Shteyngart’s best-selling novels can be found in the title of his second book: “Absurdistan.” His genius manifests in the making of imaginary people and places that are slightly cracked versions of the real world, and he brings a wry and ironic sense of humor to the...

  • Calendar: January 11-17

    By Laura Donney

    January 8, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    SAT | JAN 11

    CINDY CHUPACK

    She’s a screenwriter who has offered you her biting observations and keen advice through the voices of some of your favorite TV characters, from “Sex and the City” to “Modern Family.” But, if you’re not watching as much television as the rest of us,...

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  • Q & A With Russian Jewish Author Gary Shteyngart

    By Harry Wiland

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Gary Shteyngart is a literary clown with a frown. His biting satire comments on a multi-cultural America in need of self-examination and reassessment.

    "Absurdistan" (Random House, $24.95), his extraordinary new novel, takes us on a no-holds-barred journey from post-communist Russia...

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