Rachel Shukert

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.

Huma Abedin’s Problem: Nice Jewish Boy Derangement Syndrome

As a public figure, Anthony Weiner’s loyal spouse is sending the noxious message that men should be defended at any cost

On the Heels of the Royal Baby, a Modest Proposal for a New Israelite Monarchy

If all this power procreating is doing so much to make the Windsors popular, shouldn’t Jews follow suit?

Born on the Fourth of July: Your Right To Kvetch About the Land of Opportunity

The Tattler: Wishing you a very Tattler Independence Day and gratitude for everything that makes America a mixed bag

What Happens When the Myth of the Obedient, Docile Jewish Husband Gets Busted

The Tattler: TV chef Nigella Lawson, tabloid fodder after a public dust-up with art-mogul ad-man hubby Charles Saatchi, is not alone

ABC’s New Sitcom ‘The Goldbergs’ Isn’t a Remake, and That’s a Good Thing

The Tattler: This time the TV Jews are just a typical American family, no more eccentric than the Simpsons

Mel Brooks Just Received a Lifetime Achievement Award, and It’s No Joke

The Tattler: Critics focus on the childlike nature of his humor, but there’s always been more than meets the eye to the King of Id

The Jew in Bridget Jones

Helen Fielding’s heroine isn’t Jewish, but her internal conflict is acutely familiar to Jewish women

Sitting Shiva for Smash

The show’s demise is a blow for musical theater—the art that incorporates virtually every other form of art

The Doctor Is Out

Remembering Dr. Joyce Brothers, a pioneer

Gatsby’s Jew

How will Baz Luhrmann’s film portray Meyer Wolfsheim, a 2-D figment in a 3-D extravaganza?

The Netherlands’ Jewish Mother

Beatrix abdicated so she could usher in a new era—of heads of state who have never experienced war

Hating Gwyneth Paltrow

You may think you know where this column is going. You’d be wrong.

Mad Mensches

Another Tattler prediction come true: AMC’s 1960s New York drama series returns—full of ascendant Jews

Why Is This Knight Different?

As HBO’s medieval fantasy Game of Thrones returns, imagining a Jewish version of the Seven Kingdoms

Phil Spector’s Pound of Flesh

Al Pacino channels a Shakespearean tragic hero in David Mamet’s new HBO film

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