We take a break from our regularly scheduled yiddishkeit to point you to The Faster Times, which dubs itself “a new type of newspaper for a new type of world.” Launched yesterday afternoon, it’s a sort of news aggregator for smart people, providing not only curated links to interesting content elsewhere but also healthy dose of its contributors’ own reporting and analysis. It’s run by a number of Friends of Tablet—including its editor-in-chief, who we recently interviewed, and its deputy editor, whose father is the author of Marc Chagall, a biography in Nextbook Press’s Jewish Encounters series. We would also direct you to a launch-day Unsolicited Advice column on philandering British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, which is both funny and written by a Tablet contributing editor. Go take a look (ignoring the weirdly cropped headshots, which make all Faster Times contributors appear to have feathered hairdos). But then be sure to come back; we still want your traffic.
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