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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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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Tina Fey’s Modern-Day Yentl Story

Her new series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, premieres on Netflix in March

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Golden Globes Glimmer Despite General Gloom

Awards went to people who deserved them, like Transparent’s Jill Soloway

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Kim and Kourtney House-Hunting in Tel Aviv?

Why the Kardashian sisters in Israel might not be the worst idea

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Mazel Tov, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden!

The couple proves you don’t have to be Jewish to have a Jewish wedding

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Bess Myerson, Symbol in a Swimsuit

With conventional beauty-queen paths closed to her, she paved her own way

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2014: The Year in Review (In Song)

It’s been a grim one, but the past year has had some bright spots

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To Tree or Not To Tree: A December Dilemma

I get it, we’re Jewish; but would having a festooned fir really kill us?

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The Maccabees Would Never Have Canceled ‘The Interview’

And if we can’t see it in theaters, it should be streamed into our homes

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What the Sony Hack Reveals About Hollywood

And how leaked email gaffes could impact the entire industry

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Bravo Takes a Break from Reality TV

Network’s first scripted series swaps housewives for primary breadwinners

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HBO Documentary Presents Sontag as Metaphor

New film suggests the writer’s greatest subject may well have been herself

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Fiddler on the Tube

Peter Pan Live! was good, but NBC should really take us back to Anatevka

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London Hugs Paddington Bear

As Britons welcome a new screen adaptation, author Michael Bond muses on the bear’s quasi-Jewish roots

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Can We Grieve? Remembering Joan Rivers

Fearing a world bereft of the comic’s watchful eye

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Rothschild and Hilton Dynasties to Merge

Socialite Nicky Hilton engaged to Jewish banking heir James Rothschild