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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Natalie Portman Hits Her Stride

What the most visibly Jewish actress of her generation can teach us about being ourselves—and handling tough questions about Israel

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When Art and Fashion Collide

Next year, the Met Gala should try on a new theme: ‘Shmatta: The Lower East Side Remembers’

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New York City’s Vanishing Italian Roots

It’s underdog against underdog, as Italian American Museum evicts 85-year-old tenant

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Naming a Royal Baby? Try This Jewish Tradition

Some tried-and-true advice for Kate and William who await the birth of their second child

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‘Game of Thrones,’ a Narrative of Diaspora

Can Jon Snowa combination of Moses, Herzl and the Messiahlead his family home?

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War Forgotten Not in ‘Paris’ Adaptation

‘An American in Paris’ on Broadway awash with post-War realism

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The Duggars Welcome Israel

Reality TV’s favorite fundamentalist Christian family begets a grandson

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‘Mad Men’ Sits Shiva

The final seven episodes of the AMC series begin on a very Jewish note

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We Need To Talk About Foreskin Facials

Treatment uses stem cells from infants to regenerate adult skin

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Bethenny Frankel, Please Don’t Change

‘Real Housewives’ returnee said to hire personality coach to become likeable

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to Visit Israel

A trip to the Holy Land could be just what the celebrity couple needs

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Blake Lively Names Her Baby Girl James

Gwyneth Paltrow would never have pulled a stunt like that

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Sondheim Blasts Gaga’s Oscars Performance

And—cautiously, tremulously—Rachel Shukert offers a dissent

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The ‘Girls’ Spinoff We Need

It’s about Ray’s new life as a community board member in New York City

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Albert Maysles and the Art of Being an Outsider

Remembering the legendary Grey Gardens documentarian, who died at 88

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Jerry Seinfeld Wants to Help Fathers be Helpful

Comedian spreads message of wife Jessica Seinfeld’s Fatherhood Initiative

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A Family Says Goodbye to Leonard Nimoy

Star Trek, and especially Mr. Spock, loomed large in our mythology

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Richard Dreyfuss to Star in Madoff Miniseries

But which actress should play the disgraced financier’s wife Ruth?

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A Jewish Wedding on Downton Abbey

Lady Rose MacClare marries the Rothschild-esque Atticus Aldridge

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What to Expect at the Academy Awards

From Boyhood to Birdman, everything you need to know for Sunday night

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‘Empire’ Is TV’s Most Ambitious New Drama

Fox’s family-centric hit is also a modern incarnation of The Jazz Singer

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How to Have a More Jewish Valentine’s Day

Step 1: Put it off until the next day

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Andy Cohen, Bravo’s Boy Next Door

The Midwestern export is our window into the world of the rich and famous

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Amy Pascal Stepping Down After Sony Hack

Longtime studio head will form her own production company within Sony

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Downton Abbey’s Nice Jewish Boy

Introducing the dashing, Rothschild-esque Atticus Aldridge

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‘Vogue’ Anoints Tehran the New Aspen

Glosses over the fact that women can’t ski unaccompanied on Iran’s slopes

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The Deeper Lessons of the Miss Universe Contest

Beyond the selfie drama, this year’s pageant was a deliciously absurd spectacle

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The Woman Who Transformed Children’s TV

Peggy Charren, champion of smarter programming for kids, died at 86

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Israeli Barber Crafts Camouflage ‘Hair’ Yarmulke

Designed to protect observant Jewish men from anti-Semitic incidents

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