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Jill Sobule

Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy: A Modern Transgender Hero

Dana Beyer | Posted 10.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

As a young trans girl growing up as a yeshiva boy in Queens, New York, I found that this play resonated deeply within me. The eponymous Yentl, who goes by the name Anshel as a yeshiva boy, challenges the gender norms of that extinct European world of the Jewish Pale and its predominantly Orthodox Jewish communities.

"Take Our Country Back": What Do They Mean?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

After having faithfully and meritoriously served in the armed forces of these United States for 20 years, suddenly I am not a real American, just because I am not a Republican -- or a member of the Tea Party?

Keeper: Meeting John Doe Again, Chatting With The X-Man

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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"The Rapture" and "Good Life" -- Two Happy Songs About May 21

Jill Sobule | Posted 07.20.2011 | Entertainment
Jill Sobule

I have always been fascinated by the end-time believers. I envy their strong faith and certainty, as well as their flexibility when the believed date of doom passes without even a small locust infestation.

The Joy of Jill & Julia

Robert Rodi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Rodi

The framework of Sobule and Sweeney's show was fluid, with the result that they often seemed as surprised as the audience with the direction it took.

Fan-Funding With Jonah Smith, Plus Chris Bell, Stephen Stills, and Manassas Updates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

While most of his contemporaries have the fantasy of signing the bottom line of a label contract, Jonah Smith has rejected a record company's offer instead.

My "Feud" With Katy Perry

Jill Sobule | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jill Sobule

I have never really had ill feelings towards Katy and I am happy to not be the "Kissed a Girl" girl anymore. But her teen fangirls portrayed me as an angry, jealous "gramma" starved for publicity.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

This week, I spent a couple of great days at Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher's annual D: All Things Digital conference. Among the highlights: watching Jill Sobule sing about Rupert Murdoch -- in front of Rupert Murdoch, and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg levitate around the conference after securing a $200 million investment from the Russians. The breakout star was new Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz -- and not just because of her perfectly timed F-bomb on the D7 stage. She was a quote machine: "Down 15 percent is the new flat" and "You can't take nine women and make a baby in one month; there is a process" were among my favorites. But the line of the week came from Martha Stewart who told me over lunch: "While Bernie Madoff was on his rampage, the SEC was busy pursuing me." For more on the conference, click here.

Murdoch Roasted at his WSJ Tech Conference

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Plesser

Jill Sobule was the hit opening act for the Wall Street Journal's AllThingdD conference last night.

Murdoch and Me

Jill Sobule | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jill Sobule

2009-05-27-sobule.jpgLast night at the All Things Digital conference, I was asked to write and perform a song for Rupert Murdoch. They said I could not be mean. This was a tall order. Here's what I came up with.

Jill Sobule Serenades Rupert Murdoch At D7: All Things Digital Conference (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Singer/songwriter (and HuffPost blogger) Jill Sobule was introduced to News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch at last year's All Things Digital conference ...

A Valentine's Song and Small Story

Jill Sobule | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jill Sobule

The person who I am seeing presently and I have decided not to exchange gifts this Valentine's Day -- it's hard times for everyone. Here's the closest thing I have to a nice Valentine's love song.

I Kissed a Girl

Marissa Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marissa Moss

Apparently, the only place you can see a girl kissing another girl on MTV nowadays is on The Real World after six tequila shots in the hot tub. Certainly not in the video called, um, "I Kissed a Girl."