Gabriel Balachsan, found dead this week at age 37, turned a troubled interior life into powerful art
The Juggalos, fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, are to hip hop what the Hasidic movement was to Judaism
Senior Israeli official’s suspension over Facebook sends the wrong message
Revisiting Q&As with Tzipi Livni, Maen Rashid Areikat, and Shimon Peres
The indictment of SAC Capital may be Talmudically interesting, but as government policy it’s a disaster
Amazon debuts series with interview by Tablet literary editor David Samuels
From ‘Space Invaders’ to ‘Skyrim,’ video games offer valuable lessons that could help Israeli-Palestinian negotiations
The slew of animated creatures on screen suggests that we once again feel the same fears that brought the original monster to life
Fox’s new animated block replicating the popular Adult Swim means the end of TV’s Golden Era and its great Jewish sensibility
An excerpt from the original Tablet Kindle Single ‘Conspiracy of Letters,’ available from Amazon.com today
Fourteen years ago, Fox canceled a brilliant show about a Hollywood producer. Too bad: With America in a slump, he’s just the hero we need.
The notorious political assassination, still unsolved 80 years later, is instrumental in in keeping Israeli politics sane
For the past three months, the country’s foreign ministry, gutted of its powers by political agreements, has been in disarray
Blogger’s bizarre ideology sees America and Israel in active cahoots to destroy the freedoms of the entire world
Yair Lapid taxes cheap booze in Israel, mayhem ensues
Google close to buying Israeli start-up for $1.3 billion
In Israel, ultra-Orthodox contestants compete to become ‘The Spokesman’
The Israeli army has always relied on its creativity. It could do with shedding even more prejudices, bad ideas, and pants.
Why Justin Bieber, Elton John, Madonna, and, yes, Alicia Keys, love to play Tel Aviv—and why Israel loves them back
How the reality TV star made the members of one Israeli kibbutz millionaires
The ‘Color Purple’ author showed more than just naivete in penning an open letter to the pop star. She also showed ignorance.
Stop comparing television shows to great novels. They’ll never be as good.
An Israeli app will hopefully make that problem obsolete
The Bluths, returning this weekend for a fourth season, are the Jewish world’s archetypal family
When an Israeli artist reinvented a Radiohead classic as Arabic music, some cried racism. They missed the point.
Let us count the ways
The iconic sci-fi hero is the greatest Jewish character in the history of television
The black hole of exclusionary logic
The rapper clarifies his feelings on hip hop…and the Jews
Hip-hop artist Scarface’s anti-Semitic tirade may actually signal the beginning of a new, better cultural era