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.
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A.J. Langer Now a Countess

Rayanne from ‘My So-Called Life’ has gone from a wild-child punk rocker to living in a castle, proving that a Jewish girl can break into the English nobility

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Ashley Madison: The Movie

The cheating website’s founder Noel Biderman apparently had a horrible screenplay in the works

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Hollywood, Money, Stereotypes

‘There are also many, many Jewish artists in the entertainment industry who also have to pay their agents and managers who are sometimes also Jewish’

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The Failure of Religious Fundamentalism

What Josh Duggar—a marginalizer of women who was implicated in the Ashley Madison cheating leak—should have said in his public apology

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Stealing the Funny

Josh ‘The Fat Jew’ Ostrovsky is the Insta-comedian who never was

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Remembering Arnold Scaasi, Jewish Designer to the Stars

Known for his tasteful gaudiness—and Barbra Streisand’s memorable 1969 Oscars outfit—the Montreal-born fashion icon believed you never had to tone down to move up

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An Ode to the Israeli Summer Camp Sexpot

The character of Yaron, played by David Wain in the Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series, is spot-on

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Amy Schumer Takes on Gun Violence

After a fatal shooting at a showing of her new film, the comedienne teamed up with her cousin, Chuck Schumer, to push for better practices: ‘Enough is enough’

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The Gospel of Jill Soloway

In a recent interview, the creator of Transparent addresses the ‘state of emergency’ for female voices in Hollywood

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Reading ‘Ragtime’ Taught Me How To Be a Real New Yorker

The words of E.L. Doctorow, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 84, got me through tough times when I was a lonely college student at NYU

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The Queen’s Childhood Heil

The recently published footage from 1933 is less about what was, and more about could have been—had Fascists taken over Britain

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Want an Emmy for Drama? You Gotta Have Faith

The nominations are in. As usual, darkness, cynicism, and violence are well represented. But so are freer, zen-like series, like ‘Orange Is the New Black.’

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Meet the Einstein of Hair Extensions Who Provides Hollywood With Legendary Locks

Piny Benzaken provided Farrah Fawcett with her perfect—and Jewish—weave

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The Kardashians Lose Their Token Jewish Family Member

Kourtney couldn’t fix Scott Disick, and now she’s called it quits

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Taken Too Soon

A new documentary about Amy Winehouse explores the singer’s life and death, which still feels unfair

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20 Years Later, a Follow-Up to ‘Welcome to the Dollhouse’

Director Todd Solondz will finally introduce us to a grown-up Dawn Weiner, the nerdy, Jewish, and unredeemably pathetic star of his best film to-date

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Television’s Most Alluring Antihero is a Fictional Jewish Woman

Rachel Goldberg of Lifetime’s ‘UnREAL’ will stop at nothing to get what she wants

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Amy Schumer Satirized the Rite of Visiting Holocaust Memorials—and Nailed It

Television sketch details sartorial atrocities, like an enormous pile of Crocs

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The Madoff Miniseries Stars Lots of Jews Playing Jews—And That’s Exciting

Retelling of the investment drama features Richard Dreyfuss, Lewis Black, and Charles Grodin

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A New Take on ‘The Rothschilds’

Adaptation of the 1970 musical to premiere Off-Broadway in October

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It’s a Small—and Exclusionary—World After All

Disney’s Tomorrowland is a more liberal version of Ayn Rand’s toxic classic, Atlas Shrugged

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The Tonys Filled a Void in My Homesick Heart

Although I’m stuck in Los Angeles, this year’s telecast made me feel like I was back in New York

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Hollywood at Its Worst

The ‘Entourage’ movie is one giant, stereotypical step backward

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More Jewish Mysticism to Ward Off Demons on Television, Please

In Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful,’ a tallit is used for protection

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Wouk and Remembrance: The Author Turns 100

The creator of ‘Marjorie Morningstar’ has a new memoir

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An Interview With the Man Who Made Tevye Sing

Sheldon Harnick celebrates 50 years of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

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The Art of Fixing the Failures of Plastic Surgery

TV’s fasctinating ‘Botched’ takes on the limits of aesthetic procedures

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‘The Bachelorette:’ One Giant Step Back for Women

Oh, how far we’ve fallen since Andi Dorfman’s reign

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The Indestructible Courtney Love

Like Annie Hall, HBO’s new Cobain film, Montage of Heck, shows us that pain is a valuableand beautifullesson

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