A New Literary Take On Soviet-Jewish Immigration
In this year, the year of the Soviet American Jew, when it seems like every man, woman and child who hails from the good old USSR and owns a writing implement has detailed his or her experience, fictionally or otherwise, let us praise Yelena Akhtiorskaya, whose new novel "Panic in a Suitcase" makes something unexpectedly refreshing out of the ... (more)
The Bowery Boys
Joyful mourning: The Lower East Side honors a forgotten star
An extraordinary photograph of Yiddish theater stars! Front row: Jacob Adler, Sigmund Feinman, Sigmund Mogulesko, Rudolph Marx; Back row: Mr. Krastoshinsky and David Kessler For a passionate sub-set of New Yorkers, Mogulesko was everything.
Christian Science Monitor
'Panic in a Suitcase' is a story of Odessan emigres in Brooklyn, told with humor and catharsis
Yelena Akhtiorskaya's debut novel, Panic in a Suitcase , has numerous elements that might seem familiar to certain readers.
WNYC-AM New York
This 'Suitcase' Is Packed With Sharp, Funny, Tragic Tales
At some point in the past decade, the word "Brooklyn" became cultural shorthand for a certain type of young, nouveau riche hipster.
Remembering More Than a Century of Bel Kaufman's Rebellious Charm
Bel Kaufman, who has died on July 25 at the age of 103, once told an audience at Iona College in 2011: "You're laughing.