Avi Zenilman

The 'politics of fear,' for elderly Jews:

One thing about older students is that they pay attention.

Bio: Avi Zenilman is a freelance writer and editor. He previously worked as a campaign reporter for Politico and as the online news editor of The New Yorker. He has also written for Slate, Washington Monthly, VanityFair.com, and the Washington Post's Plum Line blog.

Latest Articles:


The ‘politics of fear,’ for elderly Jews

One thing about older students is that they pay attention.

Aug. 4, 2010


After Rangel...what?

The problem is that the strongest of Rangel’s current challengers is Assembly Adam Clayton Powell IV, who has compiled an undistinguished record in Albany, making headlines rarely, and almost always for the wrong reasons.

Jul. 26, 2010


New York’s South Asians and the Saujani test

Talk to Indian-American groups long enough and it sounds like the flood of money and support could create the perfect moment to win the fourteenth district.

Jul. 20, 2010


At the Asia Society, an apocalypse-themed debate ‘between human beings and physics and chemistry’

As the conversation moved forward, the graciousness and humor and hedging dissolved into darkness.

Jul. 15, 2010


Columbia B School loves Wall Street, still

It's not that the school didn't seek to reposition itself somewhat after the seismic events of the past two years.

Jun. 28, 2010