Mike Nichols’ and Elaine May’s 1996 “The Birdcage” represents a landmark for Jewish and gay civil rights. Elyssa Goodman celebrates the film’s 20th anniversary and what it means to her.
The art of Laurie Simmons, on view at the Jewish Museum in New York, challenges the viewer. It also takes direct aim at our ideals of beauty.
Fashion Week is a hurricane that sweeps through the industry. But what lies behind the glitz and glam of the runway? Elyssa Goodman went backstage at Israeli designer Yigal Azrouël’s show to find out.
Winter may be upon us, but things are heating up in these pictures of a 1970s singles’ weekend in the Catskills. Elyssa Goodman chats with the photographer — her mother.
The Jewish queen of beauty, Helena Rubinstein, had many secrets. The biggest one is that she wanted to change the world.
A midlife crisis led filmmaker Steven Bram to search for spirituality at a Rangers game. The result is ‘Kabbalah Me,’ a documentary about Bram’s religious journey.
What do Jewish women love about Barbra Streisand in ‘Funny Girl’? Local girl endures tragedy to come out on top. It feels even better because she’s one of us.
There is no shortage of Jewish contributions to the arts, even in the world of drag. Here’s a five spot of queens who prefer kosher lipstick
The Jewish Women?s Archive annual luncheon, held March 18 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan, was a place where making trouble ? and, in the process, making history ? was cause for celebration. Steinem, who has Jewish roots, presented awards to the renowned Jewish feminist (and Sisterhood contributor) Cottin Pogrebin, to Elizabeth A. Sackler, the founder of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and Rebecca Traister, the author of ?Big Girls Don?t Cry,? about women?s role in the 2008 presidential election.