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Hollywood at Its Worst

The ‘Entourage’ movie is one giant, stereotypical step backward

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Shimon Peres on the Iron Throne

Israel’s former president rules Westeros at Game of Thrones exhibit

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The ‘Girls’ Spinoff We Need

It’s about Ray’s new life as a community board member in New York City

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HBO Documentary Presents Sontag as Metaphor

New film suggests the writer’s greatest subject may well have been herself

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Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ Series HBO-Bound

Sci-fi master’s 1950s cosmological books will be adapted for the network

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Alex Karpovsky: Not Just That Guy From ‘Girls’

The actor talks writing, directing, and why he loves listening to books on tape

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Yiddish and Mezuzot on ‘Boardwalk Empire’

How the Prohibition-era HBO show portrays its Jewish gangsters

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Comedy Central’s ‘Broad City’ Isn’t Just Funny. It’s Important.

The new TV show, starring two young Jewish women, may be as culturally significant as Lenny Bruce or Joey Ramone

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Watch All of Larry David’s Insults at Once

Three minutes of the most crass, inane Curb Your Enthusiasm zingers

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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

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Potty-Mouthed Queen of the Jews, Sarah Silverman Does Something Special on HBO

The intimate, obscene, lovable, fearless stand-up of ‘We Are Miracles’ shows the comedian at her sweet, shameless best

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Alan Berliner’s Newest Cinematic Poem Reflects on a Relative With Alzheimer’s

‘First Cousin Once Removed’ shows the complexity of a man at the end of his life and the ravages—and blessings—of memory loss

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What’s With True Blood’s Concentration Camp?

HBO’s racy vampire drama went too far evoking a gassing and a lynching

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Noa Tishby: Actress, Superstar TV Producer, Informal Ambassador, #HotIsraeliGirl

The woman responsible for ‘In Treatment’ on living in the diaspora, defending Israel, and grabbing a cigarette with a general

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Why Is This Knight Different?

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

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Phil Spector’s Pound of Flesh

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

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The Scroll’s Night at the Museum

Lena Dunham Purimspiels, James Rosenquist is honored

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Daybreak: Iran Meetings Bear More Meetings

Plus Syrian rebels treated in Israel and returned to Syria

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River of Berman

A tribute to the free-associating genius of the Silver Jews, whose work has flowed in and out of my life

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Boardwalk Empire Blues

The reason I don’t like the HBO drama? I want it to be a show about Jewish gangsters.

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HBO’s True Blood Libel

This week, the popular vampire series finally incorporated a Jewish theme—and played into a centuries-old slur

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King Joffrey Is Such a Marnie

Comment of the Week features an HBO mash-up

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HBO’s Veep Gets Religion

The Julia Louis-Dreyfus series takes a religious approach to comedy, which makes it both funny and profound

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Girls Just Wants to Have Fun

Evaluating comedy on its political merit is like disassembling a vibrator to analyze its mechanics: You can do it, but that’s not what it’s for.

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Idle Worship

In a new HBO documentary, Gloria Steinem is treated like the icon she is. But efforts to praise and eulogize her feminism don’t do the subject—or the liveliness of the movement she helped inspire—justice.

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Punchy

When Amir Khan and Zab Judah enter the boxing ring Saturday night, Harold Lederman will be judging the bout for HBO Sports. With his distinctive Bronx honk, he’s the sport’s most essential analyst.

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Sundown: You Don’t Mess With the Hitch

Plus, the most Jewish HBO series yet, and more

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Documentary Honors Dead with Political Touch

HBO’s ‘Triangle: Remembering the Fire’ airs tonight

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How Jews Make It In America

The Semitic content of HBO’s newest series

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‘Seinfeld’ Cast to Reunite on ‘Curb’

Jewish Journal has questions; Baltimore Sun has answers