Ben Falik

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Jewfro: The Year of the Citizen

Multiple choices await each of us for the country to examine a tumultuous term, correct its failures and graduate to its highest degree. Last month,...

Borrowed Time: Brain Surgery is Not Rocket Science

My brother-in-law Marc Rosenzweig was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2012 and Stage 4 ALK lung cancer in 2013. Borrowed Time is...

Jewfro: Glass All Over the Floor

There's no missing or mansplaining the talent and triumphs up and down this year's ballot. Hear that? The cathartic sound of the proverbial glass ceiling...

Essay: Count the Stops

The scene at TCF Center as Michigan’s final votes were tallied. In 1950, Albert Cobo became mayor of Detroit with a promise to stop the...

Borrowed Time: Chicago Hope

You can read more about Marc’s life, heroically recounted and humbly submitted, here each month. My brother-in-law Marc Rosenzweig was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s...

Jewfro: New Year’s Rockin’ Ease

Welcome to the Stone Age I have previously persuasively argued that the greatest gift the Jewish people ever gave the world was summer camp. In...

Jewfro: All the World’s a Cafetorium

There are no small parts, only small 6th graders. Maybe you’re like me and you’ve got a short stack of tickets, whose perforated edges are...

Barry Sonnenfeld Calls the Midwest

With the release of his new memoir, filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld reflects on his myriad Michigan connections. Barry Sonnenfeld has never been to Detroit — and is...