Fashion’s Fascists

The fashion world claims to be shocked over John Galliano’s anti-Semitic outbursts. But it’s an industry based on exclusion, and plenty of iconic European fashion figures don’t hold up to scrutiny.

‘Proud to Be Jewish’

Natalie Portman, Oscar winner and face of Dior Cherie perfume, condemned Dior designer John Galliano’s anti-Semitic outburst. In 2005, she spoke about her deep Jewishness for the book Stars of David.

Oscar Night!

We did slightly better than a coin flip

Your Oscar Cheat Sheet

Whom to root for Sunday night

Natalie and Me

In 2004, Natalie Portman—likely to win a Best Actress Oscar for Black Swan this weekend—spent a year at Hebrew University. So did I, and it’s her fault I started smoking.

Fun Factor

Natalie Portman, the Harvard-educated, politically active, award-nominated actress, is a great example of why kids should stop trying so hard and start having fun

Sundown: Daniel Pearl’s Killers Remain Free

Plus Natalie Portman probably says ‘Kennahurra,’ and more

Midday: Bibi Won’t Apologize to Turkey

Plus Natalie getting married, and more in the news

Double Bill

Black Swan and Barney’s Version can both be seen as grappling with how to portray Jewishness onscreen. One succeeds; the other fails.

Sundown: U.S. Slams Western Wall Slur

Plus START supporters hone in on AIPAC, and more

Nerdy Girls are Sweeping the Airwaves, Says Writer

But, especially in the case of Jews, we say they’re not really nerds

Portman Doesn’t Like Playing Jewish Characters

But she’d be so good at it!

A Hasid Among Us

As Natalie Portman makes her screen debut in ultra-Orthodox garb, we scan film history for her antecedents

New York, You Deserve Better

But Natalie Portman shines in new film

Jane Fonda Is Sorry

For signing on to Tel Aviv protest without due diligence

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