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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There She Is: Bess Myerson (1924-2014)

‘I never wanted to be Miss America, even when I was 7. But I wanted to be pretty. I wanted to be loved.’

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Looking for Mokum

Part 3 of 3: Visiting Amsterdam and learning to love the Jewish version of the Eurovision Song Contest

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Looking for Mokum

Part 2 of 3: A chilly visit to Amsterdam’s Portuguese Synagogue and an awkward one to Anne Frank’s Secret Annex

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Looking for Mokum

Part 1 of 3: Returning to Amsterdam, scene of my post-college-crisis memoir, Everything Is Going To Be Great, to explore its Jewish history

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Boulevardier

An HBO documentary shows how woman-about-town Fran Lebowitz manages to lead a writer’s life without the hassle of putting pen to paper

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Beck’s Lowest Blow?

In tarnishing Soros’s Shoah experience, Beck tarnishes the Shoah

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Be Glad the ‘Mad Men’ Season Is Over!

Maybe we need some time apart from Don

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Everything’s Coming Up Moses

Songs from Tablet Magazine’s ‘Gypsy’-inspired Passover musical

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Hate Mail

What’s all this about Obama being bad for the Jews?

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Truth or Dare

A childhood obsession with the Holocaust