Author: Abigail Nussbaum

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A year ago today, I went to get a flu shot and inadvertently kicked off a medical odyssey that took up nine months of my life and ended up requiring surgery. It also gave me a more comprehensive view of the Israeli medical system, and I thought I’d write up my experiences and hopefully give […]

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On October 7, 2019

Some writing I’ve published recently on my blog and on other sites that might be of interest. I reviewed James Gray’s Ad Astra, which seems to have faded away rather quickly but which I fo

The Israeli Elections, Take Two

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On September 18, 2019
The final results won’t be published before Friday, and it’s likely that there will be movement in the realm of one or even two Knesset seats for some of the parties. But from the looks of things this morning, it appears that we have spent four months and hundreds of millions of shekels, allowed the […]

Comics and Politicians

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On July 26, 2019
Lili Loofbourow is typically excellent on the topic of Jane Mayer’s attempted exculpation of Al Franken. The opening alone is a work of art. Former Sen. Al Franken has gotten his revenge on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. The former Saturday Night Live star, bestselling author, and senator came out of seclusion to tell the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer his side […]
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Chernobyl

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On June 7, 2019
Writing in the New Yorker, Masha Gessen takes HBO’s recently-concluded, and for the most part universally-lauded, miniseries about the Chernobyl disaster to task for failing to grasp Soviet power structures. Herein lies one of the series’ biggest flaws: its failure to accurately portray Soviet relationships of power. There are exceptions, flashes of brilliance that shed […]

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On June 5, 2019

Some recent (and not-so recent) writing by me that LGM-ers might find of interest. Hey, remember Avengers: Endgame? It was the biggest movie of the decade, and then we stopped talking about it maybe t

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