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Shira Dicker
Shira Dicker is a restless writer-at-large, captivated by contemporary culture. She has written for newspapers and magazines both local and national, including The New York Times, The Forward, The Jerusalem Post, AdWeek, The Times Herald Record and many, many more.

Her articles on Occupy Wall Street appear in The Jerusalem Report.

As a publicist specializing in promoting books, documentary films, musicians, art exhibitions and religious leaders, Shira Dicker has created attention-grabbing campaigns for her clients, contextualized important issues, placed articles in important publications, served as a spokesperson, strategist and ghostwriter.

Educated in the US and abroad, Ms. Dicker’s sensibility is global, though her lens is stubbornly American. Her analysis of cultural phenomena is filtered through this lens; her particularistic focus is part of her trademark. An example of this approach is to be found in the writing on her blog, Bungalow Babe in the Big City, which has been termed literary and incisive.

This past May, she received her MA in Arts and Culture writing from Columbia University and balances her writing life with teaching.

Entries by Shira Dicker

Why Long-Married Spouses Should Write A Singles Ad

(3) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 6:17 AM


Want to stay married past the exciting but perilous Empty Nest stage of family life -- when incidents of divorce spike like the polygraph printouts of pathological liars?

Perhaps the solution is to write a Singles...

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Going Boldly Where No Man Has Gone Before: A Conversation with Metaphysicist David Birnbaum on Leonard Nimoy's Legacy

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 5:08 PM


I have recently made the acquaintance of David Birnbaum, the intellectual entrepreneur and freelance philosopher. Birnbaum is the architect and author of the Summa Metaphysica series, a groundbreaking project devoted to the pursuit of an overarching metaphysics. Summa Metaphysica proposes a comprehensive and...

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The Dybbuk Inside My iPhone

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 9:24 AM

Since I discovered the voice-enabled texting function on my iPhone, I have been texting like a teen, sending lengthy missives to my friends' and associates' cell phones at a prodigious rate and speed.

As fellow texters can attest, the glitch in the system is Auto-Correct, a...

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My Jewish Tattoo Inner/Outer Monologue

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 6:45 AM

Talking about tattoos and Jews was probably not the smartest topic of conversation to introduce at the Shabbat afternoon meal I was invited to. Still, I never anticipated that my hosts would react as if I was single-handedly attempting to bring about the downfall of my...

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A Mother's Day Gift Idea for New Empty Nest Husbands

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 4:54 PM

Married fellas of a certain age, if you have spent the past 20 or so years of your life raising your children and supporting your wife emotionally, spiritually and professionally while she succeeded wildly in pursuit of her professional, personal, social and...
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Listen to Music Like a Teen: A Guide for Grown-Ups

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 1:54 PM

Remember that uniquely teenage feeling of hearing a song for the first time and knowing it had just changed your life forever?

If you are of my vintage, that memory is rooted in the seventies, a sublime moment for rock, early punk and popular music. Who was not devastated by...

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The Je Ne Sais Quoi of Karaoke

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 3:10 PM

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, famous for performing naked but for a single tube sock, were really caught with their pants down this week when it was revealed that their Super Bowl halftime performance was unplugged... and not in a good way.

Seems that the NFL required prerecorded...

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Hook Up vs. Shut Up: Yeshiva University's Sex Story Controversy

(7) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 9:40 AM

After all the press, all the controversy, all the recriminations and proclamations and resignations, I finally read the now-infamous fictional-or-not premarital sex piece in the YU Beacon and have only one reaction.


As in, did this pareve, poorly-written, not-entirely-credible account of first-time guilt-ridden yeshiva sex really ignite...

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