The humble hash map
My Favorite Books of 2020
What we've lost
My Favorite Books of 2019
Keeping the world away
The luxury of opting out of digital noise
Meghan Markle's heels
My Favorite Books of 2018
America Online and off
It didn't taste like Pamplemousse
My Favorite Books of 2017
We know the way
Talk at Skeptech - Manuscripts don't burn
The case of the missing Lulu
Good things don't scale
The ghosts of Northeast Philadelphia
What Hidden Figures means to me
American is what's for dinner
My favorite books of 2016
Democracy in the dark
Fix the internet by writing good stuff and being nice to people
Don't forget the milk
Russia's window to the West
My life as a five-minute suburban spy
Me and Markov
This, too, shall pass
We attempt War and Peace
Reading Daniil Kharms
JJ Abrams opens the box of my childhood
Diaper by diaper and bottle by bottle
We are not getting the full story about the choices we make
A Review of the Recent Impressionist Exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Museum
How to think in two languages
Where I end and where she begins
How to become an American Jew
Russian Mom July 2015
Early parenthood in paintings
Reddit was amazing
The pictures I’m not taking
It is hard to talk to my baby in Russian
The one about Friends
No, I will not enjoy every moment
My favorite books of 2014
Waiting to exhale
Pushing to production
This is six years
Just make the damn meal
If you love books, leave Amazon alone
The first rule of Russian club is you don’t use last names
Don’t trust Pinterest pregnancies
Why does American radio suck so much?
Don’t pageclick on this
I can never go back to real life
Purim in Moscow
I’m tired of apps
Hallmark holidays are not my forte
The American dream as seen through Polly Pocket
The show-me state of self-promotion in realtime
In Miami and in Vapiano
Why it’s important to learn how to speak tech
The best books are conversations
Interview with the only person on the planet who hated The Goldfinch
The crapshoot of writing for money
You really shouldn’t have
That movie about Joaquin Phoenix’s mustache
On #sochiproblems as I see them
The snarling crowd in the shadows watching us
How I’ve been avoiding writing: I got a typewriter
The two types of cold
The worst-kept resolutions
The year of free will-y
My favorite books of 2013
The river of our past is drying up
Why I suck at small talk
Venn diagrams that make yuppies sad
Philly still ugly, my research shows
Pinterest is ruining America, and by America I mean Thanksgiving
What we’re sharing during conferences
Boy, European movies sure are depressing
The state of the Jewnion
Women in meth
Putin’s letter to the NYT
Listicle of small things that make me extremely happy
MBA Venn Diagram
Russian Jewish Romance
I suck at socialism
My thinkpiece on Miley Cyrus
Good thing I did all this stuff all summer so I can do nothing in the fall
What I’ve been reading lately
What are the first-worldiest phrases in the NYT motherhood article?
On the Amalfi Coast
Then and now
August Friday Links
Cooking 100 stir-frys
How to get new ideas
Michael Chabon and Prague Tricked Me
The first in a series of blog posts about how Italy lied to me
I am calling bullshit on Italian breakfast
Thursday Video Links
Summer is looking too ambitious
Late Friday Links
La dolce Vika
The laME generation
Here’s a bunch of stuff I wrote about Russia and World War 2
I make a huge writing mistake
Happy May! Friday Links
The world is so huge in May
What people talk about in the spring
Ask and ye shall receive
Better late than never Friday links
A case study in real beauty
Gif posts only from now on
How to be full-on Jewish half of the time
I’m so excited about our authentic Roman holiday
Friday is back!
Songs about normal life
Daylight Savings Time
Markets of Britain Friday links
The banality of evil on Facebook
Well, that’s the last time I’m going to be tricked by a salad bowl
I hate writing my novel
Friday Links is a bucket of sloths!
Writing with others
How do you people drink coffee?
I could be the one to show you Friday Links
Women in combat in the American armed forces
What we think about in the modern age
I’m not making any of this up
I’ll teach you how to flow the Friday Links
Alone in the Siberian wilderness
You can’t understand a man until you cruise a mile in his Beemer
There are only 8 movies my husband and I can watch together
This is what happens when you Friday Links
Did you know there are millennials who are normal people?
January is the worst
Who wore it better?
I did not live until Friday Links
Our own personal telescopes
New Year, New Links
Gerard Depardieu, free agent
Ottawa is for Real Russians
Chico y Rita
Our religion is really just our parents
High-class Vegas Friday Links
I’m a book hoarder
How to watch internet news
Halloween in the city of good and evil
My favorite pictures of menorahs from Instagram
Pocahontas at 26 versus 9
Basketball in Afghanistan and more truth bombs
The tragedy of the human brain
Friday Links are like your little piece of NPR in an MTV world
Why do Eastern European women love leather and fur?
His dad was Baryshnikov, the movie was pure nostalgia in a bottle
Sita Sings the Blues Links
I’m so happy for Ben Affleck
Weekends are for anxiety
Regional Vice Presidents of the Underworld
Marie Laveau and Kirk’s magic voodoo fingers help us fight Sandy
Friday Links have moved!
Friday Links Halloweeny
Mr. B and I plant a tree
Books: Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down
10 books every MBA student should read
The edge of glory
How the other half eats
A form of modern magic
I’m in a book!
God tested me at the Russian store and I failed
I love old stuff
The first day of school in Russia
The art of the slog
I don’t read my Economists
My first and last massage
Judging a book by its cover
Our Father in Heaven, in the Kremlin
Don’t Share This
Older, wiser, but I’m still hate-reading books
Love and Time
I have no girl skills
Two goals for my birthday month
“Hey, how’s your novel going?”
Baseball the Vicki way
Things my husband will not let my buy on Etsy
Sheryl, Anne-Marie, and Marissa are giving bad advice to young women who desperately need good advice
What I’m reading lately
How to have a classy bachelorette party in Philly
Earning the Hebrew accent
It’s always Independence Day in Russia
What are White People complaining about today?
Working Lion and Stay-At-Home Lion
Goodbye, Pixar. I loved you.
Heat hallucinations. And then, a Scottish miracle.
So I found this smartphone with Instagram on it…
A letter of concern to my neighbors
Why do I do this to myself?
How a real show about nothing would go
The recession is over
Seattle and Portland
Mr. B and I are prepared for anything. Anything being either pogroms or the Siege of Leningrad.
Footnote, Late Marriage, and Indie Movie Theaters
My favorite Hipstergram pictures
I basically just paid myself eight cents an hour to learn that I don’t need an MBA
A book review that is also a plea for mercy
New York on a whim
How writers lie (or, eel-hunting)
Philly’s Women in Tech Summit at Wharton: Better than expected!
I found another Russian thing that is terrible for everyone: Russian children’s books
Friday Links, now engineered to make you appear witty and urbane to others.
Remember. And actually do something?
How to really test the limits of your marriage
OH MY GOD MY SCOTLAND EBOOK IS OUT
How a Book Cover Gets Made
BRACE YOURSELVES. IT’S ALMOST HERE.
Goodbye, Cruel World. I ate the sushi.
When you’re editing a book with a hammer, every sentence looks like a nail
Sad Fridge is Sad
Short Conversations with Mr. B about Lermontov
Can anyone recommend a house cleaner who will not murder us?
I spent St. Patrick’s Day exercising. Terrible.
This man will motivate you today
Friday with a Side of Links
What I’m “reading”
Spoiler alert: I found God. He lives in the sketchiest part of North Philly.
You think this guy complained about Mondays?
This post is about four things: Purim, International Women’s Day, my ebook, and, of course, Braveheart
I bet Audrey Hepburn hates everyone
White people experiencing first world problems while reading
On Writing in 2012
Leap Years in Iran
Why is Philadelphia so disgusting?
Still here. Physically. Just not mentally.
How to Write a Travel Piece
Love in the time of Cholera (and other diseases)
This Writer’s Blocked
Charles Dickens’s 200th Birthday
War Horse :(
Test. Don’t mind me. Just a picture.
Le Groundhog Day
Why do Russians love Ferrero Rocher?
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Tax Returns
The Best Books I Read in 2011
The internet is making us stupid (or, I’m better than you because I broke my phone)
Random pictures from the UK with snarky commentary that didn’t fit into any other posts
Scotland the Brave (and loch-y): Glasgow, Glencoe, Loch Ness, and the Highlands
Stop SOPA, stop censorship.
A glimpse into the Edwardian period
How I misinterpret Russian song lyrics
Scotland the Brave: It’s about to get a little anti-Semitic up in Edinburgh. Also, rainy.
My MBA: Paying thousands of dollars to mess around with Photoshop
Scotland the Brave (but STILL INCREDIBLY rainy): The Lochs and Stirling Castle
A Guest Post about Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Happy 2012 to Everyone!
Scotland the Brave (and also rainy): Edinburgh
Travel is my religion (so is really terrible amateur photography)
Things I hate about Europe
People who shop at Whole Foods: you’re communists. Technically speaking.
Why we bought the Louis CK special
Why don’t women buy men jewelry? Or, more importantly, why I hate Christmas jewelry ads.
Golda Meir weighs in on women in tech
Like kryptonite was for Superman, the metric system is my greatest weakness
Reading nooks I have known and loved (but was too lazy to recreate in my own house)
Where is the line between Laziness and Sloth? Because I think I’ve crossed it with two words: online groceries.
This post is kind of hipster because I talk about old-school radios and miss them, but I also love my iPad
New York Times Story Idea Bingo 2011
The Internets has changed how we think about people.
A Very Russian Family Thanksgiving, complete with Russian movies.
I’m getting an MBA. It won’t make me smarter. But it’s a smart move.
“What does popravilas mean?” Bad things, little girl.
We are the 1% (.5% if you don’t count the roof)
The Rise of the Schmuck
Stream of thoughts on heroes and the Art of Fielding at Penn State
Book Review: A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian
Why Every Woman Should Know How Her Blog Works or,Why Women are still marginalized.
A guide to trolling Jewish organizations featuring my grandfather
Things I love and hate about America
Another YouTube break
Freedom is not free
A short story about lazy Jewish consumer behavior and HBO
Comic: Recent Reads
My new enemy: rowers. And motivational speakers.
Steve Jobs and the Art of Immortality
Three years of Boykis
House update: the walls
Movies: The Guard
How We Learned American
If my exam were on YouTube, I’d pass with an A+++
What Russian Men Talk About? Surprise! It’s Cheating on Their Wives
How to Manage Your Time More Efficiently
What do you want to see in a President?
My first world problems
Anthony Bourdain in Iraq
A ship in port is safe
The Free Dignity Blog Giveaway!
Grad school is hard.
Book Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Ways that I did not want to experience adventure in my life
Wearing engagement rings to interviews
Vicki’s Travel Guide to Boston for the Temporarily Unemployed and Anxious
Russian Dolls Premiere Liveblog
Reminder! Russian Dolls Tomorrow Night @ 10:30
I don’t feel safe in Center City Philly after dark
I have to stop blogging because the Russian spirit world is telling me to.
Mila Kunis Schools a Reporter but Maybe Makes a Grammar Mistake
Friday Links Test
The great news: I’m getting an iPad! The terrible news: I’m getting an iPad.
Our Domovoi. Americans: He’s just a short invisibile bearded dude that lives in your home, no biggie.
The Russian Jersey Shore: No one is ready.
Don’t major in history for the love of Charlemagne
I Feel Like a Whole Red Square of People is in My Head and Other Personal Branding Problems
How loud can you scream? Thanks to either nature or nurture, I found out yesterday!
How to not be unemployed in a recession
Russian Medical Advice, Part Two
How to make the perfect hot-weather cocktail
This Post about How I Guilt-Buy Febreeze On Amazon is Going to be a Goldmine for Marketers
We’re Getting Our Backsplash Installed By Russians. Pray for us.
Book Review: Salt: A World History
I Love America: Air Conditioning and Public Utilities for All
I Almost Died for a $250 Discount on an IKEA Chair
This post wast not sponsored by UPenn…yet
On Running Shoes and Revenge
I Apologize in Advance for this Video
Life after “Life After Zionist Summer Camp”
I hate everyone on Facebook
Dead Goats, Growing Babies in Pickle Jars, and Yak Polo.
Short Notes on Strawberries
Pics from Around the House
Our New Routine
Shoes, sex, fashion, clothes, women, chocolate, ladies, crying, Sex and the City, Facebook, Loboutin, iPhones, eating disorders, makeup
A Problem of Tudorian Proportions
Giving to Charity
Accidentally Phone Tapped
Open Thread: What Do You Eat in Your Media Diet?
A Guide to Questionable Russian Careers, or “Seryozha, That Guy with the Ambulance.”
My Calendar This Week
No Friday Links
Why picking the right doormat determines the rest of your life
At Least Two Conversations about Pigs during Passover
Passover the Kleenex, I’m Watching Prince of Egypt
Whines about commutes and the radio, part two
Our Cherry Blossom Run
Which Songs Can You Sing to Kids to Prevent Risk of Brain Atrophy (for yourself)?
Did You Know that Our Maybe-House Has Evil Spirits? Also, here’s a picture of me eating bread.
Manicures for Cheap Jewish Werewolves and Other Ethnic Minorities
In which I find out the source of 99% of my spam. Also, I eat a dosa.
How Much Does it Take to Plan a Vacation? Two (Jewish Moms) and Three (Months).
A Story about Sam, Izzy, and the Sandbox
The world is going crazy, so hopefully reading about my radon problems will cheer you up.
Things I Should be Thinking About Right Now
I’m so excited! I’m so scared!
You know it’s spring when a 5-lb box of matzah from Amazon arrives on your doorstep
The Most Depressing Suggestions for Me Based on Searching for “Matryoshkas” on Amazon
Happy International Women’s Day! Now, buy our cute purses.
Dambisa Moyo, My Girlcrush, in Philly
Las Vegas Means Eating, Drinking, and Discussing the Nevada Real Estate Bubble
Two Stupid Roads Diverged in A Yellow Wood
“The destinations are crap, but oh, the journey is wonderful.”
Things I Love
Why Does Every Russian Woman Shop at TJ Maxx?
The Internet Tells You Things You Don’t Want to Know
WEATHER UPDATE: Winter still wintering, being bleak
Movies: The Vanished Empire
Getting Married and Living Apart is Like Drinking Non-Alcoholic Wine
Life is not fair. If it were, I would be having my eggs peeled for me at Downton Abbey right now.
Classes I wish I had been able to take in college
Let’s Navel-Gaze about Our Names!
Chinese Mothers and Russian Mothers Go Together Like Mao and Stalin (When they Were Besties, not before they had a falling out)
Things That Make Me Happy
A List of Things That Go Through My Mind During Zumba Class
Lists are stupid. But now that I’m on one…nah, still stupid.
Movies that Don’t Suck: The King’s Speech
2010 in Blog Posts
The Winter Solstice is Over
Vicki’s End-of-Year Nondenominational Gift List
Save Me, I’ve become One of the Bluetooth People
Russian New Year Crib Notes
Listening to the Glee of the 1840s and Braving Frostbite to Get to It
This Post is Morbid as Hell
SKRUG Strikes Again
Pictures of December that I Love
She’s Come Undone (Pillow Talk)
The difference between Washington and Philly in two screenshots
The Worst/Best Thanksgiving Poem Ever
I Got 99 Problems but Naming a Puppy Ain’t One (Yet)
In Philadelphia traffic, everyone’s an engineer*
Jay-Z on NPR. For realz.
Ever Since I Moved To Philly, It’s Like I’m an Adult or Something.
Something lighter today-We No Speak Americano
Kaddish (This is going to be a morose one. Can you tell?)
The Back-up plan
The Princess and the Frog. FINALLY.
Za Vashe Zdoroviye-To Your Health
Two quick pics from this week
James Zogby Wins Me Over with his Lebanese Trickery and Charm
Bards and a Vanishing Breed of Russian
Great Falls and the Origins of Shashlik
Look what I found by the side of the road in Philadelphia
City at night
This is a promise coming from a pessimist
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Dracula drama or something like it
Russian women journalists put other Russian women journalists to shame
Last Photo Moments of D.C.
SURPRISE. A writer sees life as a metaphor.
Anniversary and Friday Links
Please help me look less like Gaga and more like Coco
Books: O Jerusalem
Sam and Sofia Learn the World Despite My Moral Outrage
Saturday in Alexandria
Meeting the writer you look up to most is better than Mother Theresa riding a unicorn
Blogging with integrity: I hate small talk
A heel dilemma
Mind currently in: Mongolia
World of pain
I’m Trying to Stop Reading Blogs that Suck
Book Review: Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
What is it about analyzing 20-somethings?
Chat with Mr. B
My Secret Muscle (not as dirty as it sounds)
Guy I See Going to Work Every Day
A book about why the Middle East is crazy
Gary Shteyngart kind of acknowledges me on Facebook
What were YOU doing instead of getting heat stroke?
Book Review: The Debba (with Vicki-suggested cover art!)
Tisha B’Are You Serious? You’re fasting again?
The City that Doesn’t Sleep, but sure as hell sweats a lot
My second 5k, this time with helpers
Book Review: Stalin’s Romeo Spy
Guest Post from Mr. B’s Mom: Office Bathroom Etiquette
Expectations of immigrant women in the West
Getting back on track
I make a suggestion for Facebook
Mr. B’s mom inspires me to drive Mr. B to dehydration
Healthcare and the best of the summer
I Perform Public Services
Did You Know I Was a Chess Queen?
This baby will get crazy made fun of in elementary school
Oh Crap, It’s Bloomsday
How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire, plus Afghanistan
In which I run my first 5k
I should be blogging…
If my grandpa can’t come to the pictures, they come to him
Vicki’s Marriage Advice
Our Adventures in Los Angeles, starting with Mulholland Drive
Update from the home front: my aunt comes from Russia and my mom flies free from logic
If you’re interested in if the world economy will ever recover
I’ve Gone Over to the Dark Side
How to get me to give you money. It’s not by sending me your stupid donation email.
Organic Strawberry Fields Forever. California, Part 2
Our Vacation in the State Where You Never Find a Dance Floor Empty: Part 1
Where is the R in BRICS?
Help Name that Electronic Device!
Around the World on a Shoestring Budget
About the May Logo
Stars on Ice, featuring Cold Hard Ice and Cold Hard Reality
Rejoining society soon, with lilacs
Guest Post: How to Move
While we were moving to an undisclosed location near the Pentagon, stuff was happening in the real world.
Time Machine (Mashina Vremeni) and My Dad
Mr. B’s minimalism
Welcome to the bardak that is my apartment
We, the Russians
Gabby Sidibe and The Debate on Fat Acceptance
Is this an econ talk or a meeting of the XY Chromosome Club?
New post loves!!
Breakfast at Boykis
Life Goes On.
Women in Wonderland
Heavy Metal in Baghdad
A Russian fairy tale: Tori and the firebird
What do rich Russians and egg incubation have to do with my weekend? Everything.
Whoever said life is about adventure and risk-taking never had typhoid shots
Comic: New Moon
Environmentalism has its roots in millions of violently angry Soviet women
Shortie: Steppe and Glamour
A conversation with my parents about India
Happy International Women’s Day 2010!
It’s Friday Links Time!
Lenin congratulates me
Visiting my grandpa, the Yiddish-speaking atheist
Nothing to see here, move along…
Purim Friday Links
My Friend Jen, the Human Bandaid
Russian Tweetup: February 28
Why the American Ice Dancing Teams Need to get Tough
I’m going to fire my editor
Why do you have to discover Adriano Celentano, cruel Internet?
A few brief thoughts today: shuttle launches, the Olympics, and why Russians are racist
Accidental Chicken Tikka Masala. Or, recipe websites are awful.
I’m a Giver
The History of Tipping…in the Boykis Household
I’m still alive from Snowmageddon!
The Snowpocalypse Rains Down Calamity and Soviet Russia on DC
Parents censor Anne Frank. Miep would be disappointed.
Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit
What’s worse than being cold? Being cold in Canada.
Millions of babies, the Holocaust, and gender segregation. It’s the weekend!
This Tu B’Shvat, I’m buying a donkey and a plane ticket to Haifa
No Photoshop Thursday today, for a good reason :)
My B.S. in Economics is no match for fist pumping
This is all I have to say today
Who’s taking my advice? That’s right. Hayden Panettiere.
Facebook’s algorithm is still off
Photoshop Thursday: Thursday!
Mrs. Bej and Bellydancing After the Saudi Arabian Embassy
Riding a horse is like blogging, except you can’t become a parapalegic if you blog
Helping Haiti and MSF
Delurker Day-Say Hi!
Rory Stewart Walked Through Afghanistan
What Can Men Expect of Women Now that We’re Not in the 1950s?
The Picture Books of My Youth
President of Russia Wishes Me Merry Christmas
Pictures: The Girl from Cairo
Is it feminism to pose naked with a challah?
Book Review: The Visual Miscellaneum
China and Russia Face Each Other on the Banks of the Amur River
Letter to my one blog visitor from Shiraz, Iran
Best of 2009
Pictures: A Florida Sunset
Comic: Al Qaeda Difficulties
Comic: Merry Mary!
Photoshop Thursday: A Garden!
Movie Review: Avatar
The Empire State of Mind: Life in New York City
Movie Review: Gift to Stalin (Подарок Сталину) and Interview with Cast
Photoshop Thursday: Yemen!
Book Review: Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me
Movie Review: 10 Weizman Street plus Comme ton Pere
Friday Links: Hebrussian Edition
The Climate Change Scandal and the Importance of Good Code
Movie Review: Srugim (Knitted)
The Clarinet and Muscle Memory
Friday Links: Let’s All go to the Movies!
Washington DC Jewish Film Festival
Photoshop Thursday! Master and Margarita
Disney’s The Princess and the Frog and the Economics of Race
Dr. Maina Singh and the Indian Jews of Israel
The Boykis New Year Tree in Force
Comic: Black Friday
Comic: The Jews of the Mayflower
I am thankful for…
China, the US and the Trade Deficit
What’s the deal with the Russian New Year Tree?
Monday Photo Blues
Friday Links for the Doomed
Russian LeTziyon: Ayn Rand
NaNoWriMo: Day 15
The Great Interview Experiment 2009: Otir!
NaNoWriMo: Day 11
This is how economists (theoretically) lose weight
NaNoWriMo: Day 9
NaNoWriMo: Day 8
Ringtones in Ramallah or Pelephones in Petach Tikva
Pictures from Yaroslavl
NaNoWriMo: Day 4
NaNoWriMo: Day 3
NaNoWriMo: Day 2
Friday Comic and Friday Links!
Asher Kaufman on the Village of Ghajr at the Middle East Institute
Guest Post: Halloween and Pippi Longstocking…and Jews
Midnight Nutella: A Halloween Post
Author Interview: Hannah Friedman
Friday Links 10.23.09
Writing Humor:Advice from Lewis Carroll
Russian LeTziyon: Halloween Costumes
Me on Jewlicious: Horrible Russian Israeli murder
Russian President Medvedev, it’s like you’re trying to fail on purpose by cutting down on beer
Me, Champagne, and Jabotinski on Facebook
Bhuvan and Gauri
Friday Links 10.16.09
Quick Poem in Russian
Russian LeTziyon: Aladdin and Jasmine
The First Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to a Woman
My unborn novel is annoying me (NaNoWriMo)
Friday Links and Friday Comic
Healthcare for the Stupid and Confused (namely, me)
Writing a Novel in a Month and Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon
Outsourcing-it’s not that bad: A comic
Fed expects unemployment rise into 2010; GDP to fall in 2009
Russian LeTziyon: Golda Gives advice
Our Trip to Israel-The YouTube
Movie Review: Amreeka
Friday Links 9.25.09
Ghaddafi, tents, intense
Elsewhere on the webs
Sergei Mikhalkov, poet, Soviet anthem writer, dies at 96
On being Batman as a girl
Friday Links 9.18.09
God(s) is straight-up messing with me
Indian Classical Dance: Bharatan-what??
The real problem with healthcare: Russian cures.
Friday Links 9.11.09
Guest Post: Now Boarding…..rows Aleph thru Zayin
Guest Post: On Being Twenty-Three (And Adopting a New Life Philosophy)
Guest Post: Healthcare Reform-Easy as Apple Pie from Scratch
Guest Post: Backhanded Compliments
Guest Post: Jew Tattoos and Piercings, Too
Friday Links 8.28.09
Guest Post: Russian Protocol for Safe Travel
Leavin’ on a Jet Plane…
BMWs in song across cultures
Friday Links 8.21.09
Jews Back in Ukraine: This Can’t be Good
Guest Post: Jewish dating and Christmas brisket
Friday Links 8.14.09
Book Review: Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen
Jewlicious: HIAS Hero Ruins My Life
Pictures from Bangladesh
Putin’s Pec Pics: HOTT
The Victorian Error: Birthday
Marriage regulations in Israel and the world
Author Interview: Karan Mahajan (Family Planning)
The pros of Russian husbands
Crossposted on Tech N Marketing
Are you fasting on Thursday?
Crossposted on Jewlicious
Book Review: Chasing the Sea by Tom Bissell
Welcome, Visitors from NewEurasia.net!
Jon Stewart: Most Trusted American Newscaster
Friday Round-up and A Question
Author Interview: Emil Draitser
Scenster, Hipster, Hippie
Friday Round-Up and Something Cute about Mr. B
Book Review: Surviving by Akira and Ellie Ohiso
The Failed State Index: 2009
Bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan
The Victorian Error: Lite Jazz
Best of the Week
Babushkas and Britney Spears
Visualizing the National Defecit
Prayer Techno Style
American vs. Russian dating
Heppy Fort ov Dzhuly
Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
BRIC-A-BRAC: China messes with national stats
The Victorian Error: Rooster
Stalin vs. Martians
Sands of Saudi
The Kids Aren’t Alright
Added utility of a second language: Eavesdropping at parties
Happy Father’s Day!
Life with Landau (Hint: Lots of Extramarital Sex)
Book Review: Shush! Growing up Jewish Under Stalin
Anna Schwartz Schools Bernanke
A Russian in Bollywood
Movie Review: Penelope (with Christina Ricci)
Peace in the Middle East in One Video
Book Review: Turkmeniscam
Ivri Lider in Washington, DC: On Wanting to Be Israeli
You Can Never Go Home Again: Reverse Immigration
Vicki goes to the World Bank
One of these Nutellas is not like the other
Learning SAS by Example: First Impressions
Economics links roundup for Friday
The First DC Jewish Tweetup!
Русские грибы-Russian mushrooms
Trip to the Newseum
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names
Book Review: Sashenka by Simon Montefiore
Jews of the DC metro area, Unite!
Happy Mother’s Day!
May 9: The Day we Pwned the Germans
Heart of DeBeers: Conflict Diamonds and Kanye
Women, careers, big cities, and other thoughts
Why we all sometimes need a Roman Holiday
Voting in India
A failure of a Jew: clothes discounts and budgeting
Quickie Book Review: The Golden Veil by Kim Wilkins
I have a love/hate relationship with A.B. Yehoshua
Parenting: Perception in the West v. elsewhere
Washington: The city is covered in petals
Quickie Book Review: Chicago by Alaa Al Aswany
Economists and announcing positive news: ur doin’ it wrong
The Women of Kabul: A Shakesperean Tragedy
A pox on the people that bought subprime mortgages
Uzbek Guest Workers in Russia
The Iranian Threat: Isn’t
Movie Review: Taken
Fabulous Friday: Man up, says Mr. T to jobseekers
Empty TEUS: Poetic, haunting empty boxes
Shlom bayit (שלום בית)- Maintaining sanity and comparative advantage in the household
Turtle quandary and the fight between Hebrew and Yiddish
Girl power! Kind of? Women and sex trafficking
Because “Breastaraunt” coming from NPR is a funny word
The most depressing baby songs ever: Russian ones
Statistically significant: XKCD
Movie Review: Waltz with Bashir (ואלס עם בשיר)
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