Rachel Shukert

Rachel Shukert, a Tablet Magazine columnist on pop culture, is the author of the memoirs Have You No Shame? and Everything Is Going To Be Great. Starstruck, the first in a series of three novels, is new from Random House. Her Twitter feed is @rachelshukert.

Fabulous, Formidable Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

The captivating queen of Old Hollywood was a Jewish girl from Brooklyn

Remembering Robin Williams, King of Playing

The comedian and effusive entertainer was also a first-rate dinner companion

Larry David Writes Broadway Play About Shiva

Don’t think about mourning, this is something to celebrate!

Saying Goodbye to Elaine Stritch

The late actress and singer left her bold and brassy mark on show business

In Defense of Chelsea Handler’s Hitler Parody

There may have been more going on here than an attempt at a cheap laugh

Shonda in the Supreme Court

The Hobby Lobby decision was bleak—and the outlook is worse still

Neo-Nazis Embrace Hipster Chic

The union makes sense: Nazism and consumerism have always been linked

Gary Oldman’s Bigotry Blindspot

The actor’s problem is that he sees Gibson and Baldwin as one and the same

Josh Orlian Really Does Have Talent

After all, the 12-year-old comedian knew how to make Howie Mandel kvell

Streisand’s Private Mall Gets a New Shopkeeper

The American Jewish experience as told by Babs’ grand tchotchke collection

Gretchen Wieners: Where Is She Now?

A decade after Mean Girls, following up on the film’s token Jewish character

Philip Roth Will Appear on ‘The Colbert Report’

Here’s what we imagine their on-camera conversation might look like

Rapper Macklemore Performs in Fake Hook Nose

‘Thrift Shop’ singer says it was a silly costume and he didn’t mean to offend

About Those Criticisms Leveled at Jill Abramson

Ousted Times executive editor was too ‘pushy’ and talked about money. Oy.

Mad Men’s Ginsberg Finally Gets His Plotline

Though it’s not exactly what we had in mind for the nebbishy copywriter

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.