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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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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Oh, Mel: Golden Globes Wrap-up

The stars, they were a-drinkin’

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It Was a Very Good Year: 2015

Despite an air of xenophobia, 2015 has altogether been pretty a great year as a spotlight was shone on marriage equality, transgender issues, and more

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The Versatile Power of Sarah Silverman

The ‘I Smile Back’ actress—at once the face of Jewish comedy who can also take on serious roles—has truly come into her own

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This Fascist Fantasy Is Just Entertainment, Right?

Amazon’s ‘Man in the High Castle’ is an excellent, dystopian, what-if watch

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Dear ABC, Please Don’t Bungle the ‘Dirty Dancing’ TV Special

Johnny Castle and Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman return to the Catskills

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Lonely On Christmas? Let Bill Murray Be Your Guide

Netflix has released the most Jewish Christmas special of all time

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In Jill Soloway We Trust

Season 2 of ‘Transparent’ kicked off this week, and its portrayal of the American Jewish identity continues to be spot-on

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Sandler’s Trailblazing ‘Chanukah Song’ Is Forever

Twenty-one years after its release, Jewish classic has been given an update

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