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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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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Monica’s Wrong About One Thing

If the scandal happened today, she would have seen all of us who are, and always were, on her side

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When Mad Men’s Don Draper Reads Philip Roth

The fallen ad man turned to Portnoy’s Complaint on last night’s episode

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What Larry David Can Teach Us About Donald Sterling

How to talk provocatively about race without being a racist

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Remembering Menschy Actor Bob Hoskins

The Brit beloved for his role in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’ died this week at 71

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Dear Matt Weiner: Free the Jew!

Why Mad Men needs to bring Ginsberg into the fullness of its American story

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When a Famous Architect Is Also an Anti-Semite

I love Philip Johnson’s buildings not in spite of him, but to spite him

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James Franco Directs Rant at NYT Theater Critic

Is his attack on Ben Brantley a star’s bruised ego or something more…artistic?

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Why Amy Schumer is the Future of Comedy

Her pitch perfect Aaron Sorkin parody is the smart, gutsy humor we need

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The Artist Formerly Known as Cat Stevens

Yusuf Islam gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Rabbi Stephen Sondheim

The theater legend’s approach to lashon hara is one we can actually follow

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Could Handler or Stewart Replace Letterman?

Maybe it’s time for a Jewish comedian on late night television

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Drake is the Ultimate Jewish Teenage Boy

He even wrote a song about his best friend and The Hunger Games

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Face Off Over Jewish Stars

When oversensitivity meets entitlement, there’s a reality-show lesson about the struggles of misfits

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Hey, Sheryl Sandberg! The Tattler Has Something Pushy To Say

A modest counterproposal for the Facebook COO, who wants to ban the word ‘bossy’

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A Question From the Tattler: Why Didn’t John Travolta Know Who Idina Menzel Is?

Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career