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The Man Behind the Masks: Stan Lee and Marvel Comics with Journalists Abraham Riesman and Dan Raviv

Stanley Lieber, better known as Stan Lee, revolutionized the comic industry and helped create superheroes like Spider-Men, X-Men, Black Panther and more for Marvel Comics. Abraham Riesman, author of True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee in conversation about Lee’s complicated life and legacy with Dan Raviv, author of Comic Wars and former CBS News correspondent. 

Co-sponsored by Moment Magazine and the Association of Jewish Libraries in commemoration of Jewish American Heritage Month.

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Crack, Bam, Dot: The Sounds and Stories of Mahjong with Author Annelise Heinz and Moment Deputy Editor Sarah Breger

Tiles clicking and clacking, women chatting – these are the childhood memories many Jewish women have of their mothers playing mahjong – a game still enjoyed today. How did a game from China make its way to America and how did it become so intertwined with Jewish culture in the United States? Annelise Heinz author of Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture takes us through the history of this beloved game. In conversation with Moment Deputy Editor Sarah Breger. In commemoration of Jewish American Heritage Month.

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Dispatches from the Melting Pot: 5 New Jewish-American Recipes

Recipes by Rachel Harkham As we found out while coming up with the Top 10 Jewish Foods for May's Jewish-American Heritage Month, embracing our heritage sometimes means embracing the fact that many of our time-honored traditions have been transformed to fit the tastes of mainstream American culture. Some of the resulting dishes are marriages of transcendence (lox and bagels), while some are abominable (blueberry bagels and pizza-flavored hummus, anyone?). Such is the nature of the melting pot: tastes meld, traditions fuse, and new creations are ever being born. No one knows what the next hit dish will be, but Rachel Harkham, the author of Get Cooking! A Jewish American Family Cookbook, has been busy spawning a few geshmackers herself. Here on the blog, she shares her recipes for five modern fusion dishes in honor of JAHM. Enjoy! Fraiche New...

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