Appearing naked onscreen isn't something that requires much bravery, writes Lena Dunham in "Not That Kind of Girl," (Random House) a book of essays that delves into the most personal aspects of being a young woman of astounding achievement. Writing and starring in a hit show on HBO? Awesome. Getting paid more than $3.5 million to write your first book? Well, you can stick a feather in your cap and call it macaroni.
When we first moved to New York City in the late '90's, my friends and I, being young, single, and low salaried, decided it wasn't too big a sin to "crash" Yom Kippur services. (Meaning, to sneak into services we hadn't purchased tickets for).
Welcome to Revisiting Prisoners of War! Each week, I will watch and review an episode of Gideon Raff's Israeli television drama Prisoners of War, inspiration for Showtime's hit series, Homeland. Prisoners of War follows three Israeli POWs' struggle to rejoin society after being held captive for seventeen years.
In the late summer days before the onset of Rosh Hashanah, I went shopping for apples at the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan. Strolling past tables of farmers hocking their wares and couples walking hand-in-hand, I thought about how men can be like apples.