All Jewish communities include or included Talmud scholars, and all have traditions of kvetching
I turned on my iPod to drown out the kvetching
of the others without a strategy.
It is the dead or dying language; it is the urban slang of the Western Diaspora (no kvetching
Bergling, the author of Sissyphobia, prefers playing conduit to gay men's kvetching
to playing commentator.
Readers of Harvey Pekar's influential autobiographical comic book, the ironically titled American Splendor, are used to hearing the irascible author gripe about the little things in life: we've heard him kvetching
as he serves on jury duty, wheedles his magazine editors, and hassles his co-workers at the Cleveland Veterans Administration hospital.
So it's not hard to understand the long faces of artists, dealers, critics, curators, and others in the arts, Even before the promised deterioration sets in, the artist Bertrand Lavier, with his characteristic humor and lucidity, has come up with the slogan "It was better before," to dispel the oppressive atmosphere and get everyone to stop kvetching
like a bunch of old folks about the good ol' days.
One hesitates even to appear to add to all this kvetching
Folks on the left devote much time and emotion to pointing with alarm, full-press deploring and all-out kvetching
But this year, I have to admit I groaned when his only storylines seemed to involve pining after the hideous monster of self-involvement that is Marnie and kvetching
, to a degree that began to make me fear for his sanity, about the absence of a traffic light outside his apartment building.
As passive Seth, in kvetching
death watch, ingratiates himself with Grandma and then pulls away, he becomes wearily repetitious, sending the play into a bit of a lull at about the two-thirds point.
And Allen is just plain annoying, his comic kvetching
a pale imitation of past triumphs.
The forums began three years ago when two Brazilian academics were kvetching
about the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland--where corporate barons meet to tackle world poverty but rarely seem to ask the input of the poor.
is more than outshone by the best article, "Zakhor: Memory, Ritual, and Gender," by Norma Baumel Joseph.
While "Beggin'; for a Bargain" is rich in masterful kvetching
, "Jap Rap" is truly rousing, making me want to both whine and shop at once.
The Right's kvetching
about the "establishment' is beginning to sound like that of the labor boss who beefs about fat cats while stepping into his chauffeur-driven Lincoln.