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Netflix has a new documentary coming out: “One of Us” and it is about American Haredim leaving their society.
What strikes me is that all kinds of people write books about “leaving haredi society” or they make movies and documentaries. Basically it is always the same: The runaways are the good guys and haredi society is bad.
By the way, Deborah Feldman lives in Berlin now from where she spreads her Satmar hatred throughout the German media world. This is probably how Deborah earns her living: By supporting German leftist Antisemitism.
What I would find much more interesting: If there were documentaries or books about a secular Jew doing Teshuva. How he decides to become part of the haredi world and why. What are his reasons and how does haredi society receives him. All the difficulties, inner doubts and just everything around. The reaction of his former…

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Source: Artist Profile: Leo Morey (1899 — 1965)

Through the Shattered Lens

Born in Peru to a well-off family, Leo Morey wanted to be an artist from his earliest years.  However, his father had other plans and insisted that Leo become an engineer.  At the age of 19, Leo set sail for the United States, where he studied at School of Engineering at Louisiana State University.  Morey graduated, with a degree in engineering, in 1922 but by 1932 he was living in New York City and making his living as an illustrator.  Though Morey worked in all the pulp genres, he was best known and best regarded for his science fiction work.  Morey worked through the mid-60s and is today considered to be one of the best of the pulp era science fiction illustrators.

Check out some of his work below:

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Through the Shattered Lens

I’ve always liked the covers of the Hard Case Crime paperbacks.  Hard Case Crime is mix of reprints of classic pulp novels and new works written in the hardboiled style of old.  Each novel features a cover painted in the retro style of the pulps, by artists like Michael Koelsch, Robert McGinnis, Glen Orbik, and Greg Manchess.

All of the covers below were done for Hard Case Crime by Chuck Pyle, who along with being an illustrator is also a beloved instructor at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University.  Click here to read a good profile of him from 2015.  He sounds like the type of instructor that every artist should be lucky enough to study under.

To find out more about the Hard Case Crime imprint, click here.

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Source: Artist Profile: Malcolm H. Smith (1910 — 1966)