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  • No Exit, South Florida, and my own cycle of hell

    June 26, 2016 | 1:40 pm

    “So here I am again” I can’t help thinking as I write this review of Sartre's iconic play, No Exit, where hell has been set in a contemporary Miami living room. “Here” being, for me at least, my family's home in South Florida. Where it is always hot. The perspiration makes my hair...

  • Is there a heaven and a hell?

    By Dennis Prager

    June 15, 2012 | 5:31 pm

    When it comes to the subject of the existence of heaven and hell, most contemporary Jews – meaning Jews who have graduated college, who are essentially secular and who consider themselves progressive – know exactly where they stand: There is no heaven, and there is no hell.


  • 20 Minutes in Hell

    By Ilana Angel

    February 22, 2012 | 6:56 am

    There are moments during the course of any given day when I wonder if I am in hell.  Sitting in traffic on the 405 freeway, watching reality television, teaching my son to parallel park.  Yesterday however was special, because I am certain I actually saw the devil.  He was laughing...

  • Why You Date Who You Date

    By Ilana Angel

    January 4, 2012 | 12:17 pm

    The New Year marks my return to dating.  After a bit of a break I’m ready to jump back in.  By a break of course I mean one bad date too many put me over the edge.  I was either going to get another cat and never date, or walk away, regroup, and try again with a fresh...

  • ‘Welcome to Hell’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 10, 2007 | 9:52 pm

    Speaking of commercials, it’s been a long time since McDonald’s had any ads worth making. Their late-night-partying-followed-by-sweet-McGriddle-cakes bit was a trite attempt at hip youthfulness. But this Israeli Micky D’s ad is pretty good.

    To be honest, I’d know I was in Hell if all I got to eat were Big Macs.

  • Heaven or Hell?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 14, 2007 | 12:01 am

    Over at his blog, Daniel Radosh runs a weekly contest to see who can write the worst caption to a New Yorker cartoon. This was a finalist for the cartoon above:

    “You know, I’m beginning to think, the halos and clouds and so forth notwithstanding, that this isn’t actually Heaven, but is in fact Hell. For one thing, the boredom here is so oppressive that it feels like we’re being punished, not rewarded. For another, I was a rapist.”

  • Why is Joel Stein going to Hell?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 19, 2007 | 2:52 pm

    I often used to wonder what I’d go to hell for. Not giving my money to the starving and homeless? Eating animals? Dumping girlfriends? Being a journalist? Then I checked out the Bible and realized how capricious God is: He’s down with slavery, slaughtering children during war and...