Despicable Meme: Why the Quenelle Is the Grumpy Cat of Anti-Semites

Like all viral hits, the reverse Nazi salute is hard to explain and harder to resist, which makes it all the more dangerous

Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love: ‘It’s a Scream How Levine Does the Rhumba’

A new compilation revives the once ubiquitous, now mostly forgotten Latin-Jewish connection of the 1940s to the ’80s

White Supremacists Are Using Black Metal To Promote Hate

An investigation into ‘Antichrist Kramer,’ SSP Records, and other labels suggests a history of real-world violence and bigotry

The Tattler Guide to Having the Least Christmas-y Christmas Ever

If all the joy and happiness in the air are making you miserable, try one of these six strategies for how to ruin Dec. 25

The Myth of Jewish Hollywood’s Collaboration With the Nazis

A Harvard researcher was convinced he’d found evidence of 1930s movie mogul fascism. But did he get it wrong?

The Story Behind the Painting That Is the Basis for Steven Spielberg’s Next Film

The work, lost for a century, depicts Edgardo Mortara, an Italian Jewish boy seized by Church authorities

All-Star Team of Jews Defiles Christmas in Billy Bob Thornton’s ‘Bad Santa’

How the Coen brothers and Terry Zwigoff helped create a holiday classic that angers gentiles

Jewish Self-Government in Europe Was Not Just a Dream—It Was a Failure

The Council of Four Lands was the central body of Jewish autonomy in Poland for nearly two centuries. What went wrong?

HBO Mae West Biopic Casts Bette Midler in Lead, Brassy Broads Come Full Circle

A match a century in the making brings two tough, funny, liberated stars into glorious alignment

An Appreciation for the Man Who Killed Shimon Peres’ Career

Sefi Rivlin, the iconic Israeli comedian who died earlier this month, revolutionized the country’s political scene

In the Long History of Picture Postcards, a Long History of Anti-Semitic Hate

A newly published collection reminds that grotesque images of Jews were routinely mailed by ordinary people around the world

When Stanley Marcus Invited Nazi Collaborator Coco Chanel to Dallas

In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own

The Deep Jewish Roots of Kanye West’s Awesome ‘Blood on the Leaves’

Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year

The Hills Are Alive, Not Dead, With NBC’s Live ‘Sound of Music’

The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?

The Things Refuseniks Carried Out of the Soviet Union

On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience

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