What ‘The Simpsons’ can teach us about nationalism, identity, and the American future
Episode 109: Live from the JCC Manhattan, A.J. Jacobs on his new book about genealogy, and actor Kobi Libii on playing Cantor Duvid on Amazon’s ‘Transparent’
Our relationship with the Tom Hanks character is a lot like our relationship with God. Any questions?
The fourth season of ‘Transparent’ poses a real conundrum: Why are these people so awful?
A**hole or victim? ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ poses the existential question.
This fall season, Hollywood finally catches up with kabbalistic notions of repetition and reincarnation, giving us all one more shot at working through the stories of our lives
Episode 93: Actor Jonathan Frakes, better known as Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Toronto talk show host Fred Kuhr
Episode 92: Actor Stephen Tobolowsky tells us what it’s really like being Jewish in Hollywood and Esquire writer Stephen Marche breaks down modern gender dynamics
One’s a little bit silly, the other a lot like the Talmud
Saying goodbye to a channel that embodied the Founding Fathers’ authoritarian, socialist beliefs
In the drama’s new alternate PC universe, Hillary is President, domestic terrorism doesn’t exist, Israel is the bad guy in the Middle East, and Carrie Mathison is a mom who defends a teenager who supports ISIS on Facebook
Episode 75: David Duchovny and John Cleese
Never mind the Christian imagery: ‘Preacher’ is a show Abraham Joshua Heschel would’ve loved
In 1974, the show that inspired Scully and Mulder delivered one of the most jarring depictions of anti-Semitic persecution ever broadcast on TV
From a strange small town in Idaho to a menacing desert island, summer programming is all about anxious, insular communities
Betty Misheiker, who died recently at 96, created hazy, imaginative masterpieces in South Africa and Israel