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Simon Butler
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My latest article for CURNBLOG takes a look at bigotry in cinema and the limitations of comedy: http://curnblog.com/2018/09/08/laughter-pain-movie-humor-crosses-bigotry-border/
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Here are my thoughts on Boots Riley's criticism of the new Spike Lee film "BlacKkKlansman" for CURNBLOG: http://curnblog.com/2018/08/30/rebuttal-boots-rileys-letter-criticizing-blackkklansman/
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Here is my first blog post for The Jerusalem Post, which takes a look at a hero within my family who defended my mother from anti-Semitism: https://www.jpost.com/Blogs/The-Anti-Anti-Semite/A-Story-of-Israel-My-Mother-and-Football-565008
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My latest post for Critical Mousse takes a look at an eatery that made a big impression on me in the past: Hunan Taste, located on Broadway between 83rd and 84th streets. https://criticalmousse.com/reviews/restaurant-review-from-the-past-hunan-taste/
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My latest for Critical Mousse pays tribute to Saige Borden, the daughter of my friend Rob Borden, a talented chef and wonderful person: https://criticalmousse.com/opinion/a-special-critical-mousse-tribute-to-saige-borden/
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My new review for Critical Mousse takes perhaps my most personal perspective of food yet ... at home, while recovering from my concussion: https://criticalmousse.com/reviews/restaurant-review-chez-simon-hardy-butler/
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My recent Opinion piece for Algemeiner on the need for Israel to recognize the Armenian Genocide: https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/07/03/why-israel-should-recognize-the-armenian-genocide/
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My thoughts on the Red Hen/Sarah Huckabee Sanders controversy and the precedent it may set: https://criticalmousse.com/opinion/do-restaurants-have-the-right-to-refuse-customers/
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On less-than-full restaurants and the need to treat customers properly when it comes to seating: http://criticalmousse.com/opinion/when-half-empty-restaurants-offer-poor-seating-choices/
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My latest blog post for the Times of Israel takes a look at food, politics and prejudice: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-myth-of-culinary-appropriation/
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