Karynne Naftolin


Coming to America

On the surprisingly lengthy list (created, edited and maintained by me) titled, “Facts About Canada that Americans Have No Clue About,” sits a piece of Canadian broadcasting policy that stipulates 35 percent of all music aired each week on Canadian radio stations must be of Canadian origin (i.e., written by a Canadian, sung by a Canadian, etc.).

The Rabba Effect?

Sara Hurwitz is America's first Orthodox "rabba"; with few exceptions, she has managed to achieve parity within Judaism's last old boy network. "Come gather 'round people wherever you roam, and admit that the waters around you have grown and accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone..."