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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Mom-to-be Bar Refaeli Strikes a Modern Jewish Balance—In a Bikini

The supermodel’s swimsuit ad for an Israeli clothing company was recently deemed too racy for prime time TV

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A Royal Gathering, But ‘Shh!’

The Obamas recently met with British royalty at Kensington Palace, where aides reportedly hid a painting’s plaque with the word ‘Negro’ written on it

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Like New York, I’m Voting For Hillary

Also, here is a Yentl music video about Bernie Sanders

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Queen Streisand: Could It Have Been?

A new book about British royalty claims that Prince Charles had a mighty ‘infatuation’ with Barbra Streisand

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Meet Jules Wainstein, the Newest ‘Real’ Housewife of NYC

Wainstein, who is of both Asian and Jewish descent, has used her MoT status in some suspect ways. Will she find a similar fate as former ‘RHONY’ cast member Jill Zarin?

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Remembering the Razzamatazz of David Gest

From his wedding to Liza Minnelli to a star turn on reality TV, David Gest was nothing if entertaining

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‘Beautiful Healthy Women’

Amy Schumer responded to her inclusion on Glamour‘s list of plus-size women in a meaningful way

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Trump Cuts Grandson’s Bris

Donald Trump reportedly campaigned in Wisconsin instead of attending the bris of his newborn grandson, Theodore. It didn’t pay off.

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Broken Up About a Breakup

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman have called it quits, and I’m reeling

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Artificial Ignoramus

Tay, Microsoft’s social media chat bot, quickly became a testing ground for Internet trolls who lassoed the program with weird and hateful messages

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Remembering Garry Shandling

The trailblazing comedian with the ‘beautifully unpredictable mind’ has died at the age of 66

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Carolee Schneemann’s Body of Work

The works of the legendary feminist performance artist have been collected and curated into a retrospective monograph

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Woman Among Boys

Israeli actress Gal Gadot appeared on ‘Kimmel’ this week to promote ‘Batman v Superman,’ in which she plays Wonder Woman. Quickly, Gadot’s breasts became the focus of their conversation.

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The Unfortunate, Still-Resonant Lessons of Marcia Clark’s Hair

The O.J. Simpson trial—and Marcia Clark’s coif—mesmerized the American public in the mid-’90s. Two decades on, women continue to get unfairly scrutinized.

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Streisand Was Dylan’s ‘Favorite Star’

The paths of two of music’s most beloved artists were not all that different. I dream of their collaboration.

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The Night Oscar Fell Flat on His Face

‘The Oscars feels like it has devolved into the kind of joyless and self-abnegating paean to the political that is the polar opposite of entertainment’

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Extending the Feminist Vision on the Small Screen

‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway will produce and direct a new show called ‘I Love Dick,’ based on a feminist cult classic book

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Shul in Your Bathrobe

A mansion in Ft. Lauderdale features a mini synagogue. Rabbi not included.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Career-Enders

Harvey Levin, lord of celebrity news rag TMZ, runs a morally ambiguous information-gathering apparatus

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Wear Your Faith

Will there ever be a time when a person’s religious garments are exempt from inspection?

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Rock That Tallit

Fashion icons—from Vogue magazine to A$AP Rocky—are embracing Jewish-related sartorial choices. Other companies are just screwing it up. For better or worse, it’s time to embrace our beautiful religious garments.

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‘Your Average, Everyday Jewish Mother’

‘Jane Got a Gun’ star Natalie Portman cares about others

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What Being ‘Too Jewish’ in Hollywood Really Means

Actor Zachary Levi recently said he’s been turned down for multiple roles because he was told he was ‘too Jewish’

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Match Point

Miley Cyrus and Woody Allen are going to make art together—for America

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Debunker

After rapper B.o.B. tweeted about his flat Earth theories, Tyson, an astrophysicist, tried to set him straight. But B.o.B. was having none of it, so he made a diss track, hitting back at Tyson, while touching on Hitler and kippahs, too. Yep.

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It Takes a Woman

Why Bette Midler recent casting in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ is the perfect choice

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Great Expectations

Nicky Hilton and her beau James Rothschild are expecting. Will their child—the newest scion of the legendary Jewish banking dynasty—produce an aesthetic the likes of which we’ve never seen?

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