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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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

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Fabulous, Formidable Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

The captivating queen of Old Hollywood was a Jewish girl from Brooklyn

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Remembering Robin Williams, King of Playing

The comedian and effusive entertainer was also a first-rate dinner companion

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Larry David Writes Broadway Play About Shiva

Don’t think about mourning, this is something to celebrate!

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Saying Goodbye to Elaine Stritch

The late actress and singer left her bold and brassy mark on show business

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In Defense of Chelsea Handler’s Hitler Parody

There may have been more going on here than an attempt at a cheap laugh

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Shonda in the Supreme Court

The Hobby Lobby decision was bleak—and the outlook is worse still

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Neo-Nazis Embrace Hipster Chic

The union makes sense: Nazism and consumerism have always been linked

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Gary Oldman’s Bigotry Blindspot

The actor’s problem is that he sees Gibson and Baldwin as one and the same

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Josh Orlian Really Does Have Talent

After all, the 12-year-old comedian knew how to make Howie Mandel kvell

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Streisand’s Private Mall Gets a New Shopkeeper

The American Jewish experience as told by Babs’ grand tchotchke collection

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Gretchen Wieners: Where Is She Now?

A decade after Mean Girls, following up on the film’s token Jewish character

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Philip Roth Will Appear on ‘The Colbert Report’

Here’s what we imagine their on-camera conversation might look like

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Rapper Macklemore Performs in Fake Hook Nose

‘Thrift Shop’ singer says it was a silly costume and he didn’t mean to offend

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About Those Criticisms Leveled at Jill Abramson

Ousted Times executive editor was too ‘pushy’ and talked about money. Oy.

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Mad Men’s Ginsberg Finally Gets His Plotline

Though it’s not exactly what we had in mind for the nebbishy copywriter

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