Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Link roundup

1. The WSJ:

When Rabbi Naftali Marrus does his spring cleaning, he doesn't use a mop. He rolls with the Inferno.

The Inferno is a three-and-a-half-foot-long propane torch Rabbi Marrus uses during the critical days before Passover to scour commercial kitchens catering to observant Jews and obliterate the smallest particles of bread and other leavened foods, which are forbidden during the holiday that commemorates the Jews' flight from Egypt.
Maybe next April's art contest should be designing a logo for the rabbi and his Inferno? Via.

2. Digital subscriptions are for suckers:
Apparently, if you're a Kindle owner with a magazine subscription, and you decide to stop subscribing, the back issues you previously downloaded are also lost—for good.
3. Songwriter/music producer/former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi has a new book to promote, in which she says that she was "date-raped by a well-known music producer" and "sexually harassed by a 'hugely successful artist.'" The article doesn't mention whether she took any steps to protect other women from the men.


  1. In a more perfect world, all women who were raped would have the emotional strength to charge their assailants with the crime they commited, but in the real world, it is a very difficult thing to do. Especially in the case of date rape, when often it becomes a case of "he said, she said", it is hard to prove, and often backfires on the victim. I think your last sentence there is very harsh and judgemental.

  2. Oh I know it's tough. I just feel bad for other people who must have been victimized, too.