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As Long as Someone Remembers You

I don’t know how strange it’ll be for you to read this story, but I can tell you that writing it was very strange. I think this has to do with the exhibition in memory of my mother at the Jewish Museum Berlin earlier this year, and my recognition that alongside my desire to share stories about my mother, there is also a different desire: to keep her memory to myself.

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Everything, Everywhere, All At Once

In the week of Holocaust remembrance, Yonit Levi of Channel 12 Israel and Jonathan Freedland of The Guardian invite Keret to their Unholy Podcast to reflect on his late mother, a survivor of the Shoah who never wanted that label, and give his take on the political turmoil (that seems to be as surrealistic as the film this episode is named after).

Also: the show's classic chutzpah and mensch awards – and a look at the gap between what Brits say and what they actually mean (also known as: the guide to understanding your British co-host).

Special thanks to Ira Glass and the team of "This American Life" for their assistance in the making of this episode. 


"A Brief History of Us"

An interactive Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere including Director's commentary and Q&A.

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In order to be murdered, you first have to be a person

"Taboola Rasa"

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The Upgraded Me

In an overwhelming, unpredictable world, our virtual selves offer an appealing existential strategy.

— Illustration: Diego Patiño

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Words Without Borders, 2010

I believe that there is a truth. I believe it is very difficult to articulate that truth. I try to go in that direction, but I don’t pretend I will get there.

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New York Times, 2012

For Keret, the creative impulse resides not in a conscious devotion to the classic armature of fiction (character, plot, theme, etc.) but in an allegiance to the anarchic instigations of the subconscious. His best stories display a kind of irrepressible dream logic

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