Eric Schulmiller


The Secret Jewish History of the Coffee Cup (Starbucks and Otherwise)

By Eric Schulmiller

The Secret Jewish History of the Coffee Cup (Starbucks and Otherwise)
Do you like your coffee from Starbucks or in a classic Greek ‘Anthora’ cup? However you take your java, chances are a Jew had something to do with what it comes in.Read More


Justin Bieber and the Most Jewish Drag Race

By Eric Schulmiller

Justin Bieber and the Most Jewish Drag Race
Unless you lost power during the recent snowstorm, there was no escaping the recent story of Justin Bieber’s arrest, which flooded the airwaves with a barrage of breaking updates and speculation about the troubled (and possible retired) pop star. An MSNBC anchor even preempted an interview with a California congresswoman about NSA domestic spying to deliver important breaking news about the drag race, the possible alcohol use, and other minutia surrounding Bieber’s arrest.Read More


Apple's Jewish History — 30 Years After Iconic Super Bowl Ad

By Eric Schulmiller

Apple's Jewish History — 30 Years After Iconic Super Bowl Ad
In 1984, a Super Bowl ad touted the MacIntosh computer — and changed the world. Thirty years later, Eric Schulmiller looks back at the Jewish role in the emergence of Apple.Read More


When George Washington Celebrated Thanksgivukkah

By Eric Schulmiller

When George Washington Celebrated Thanksgivukkah
Regardless of what you’ve been told, this is not the first Thanksgivukkah in American history. Eric Schulmiller explains.Read More


It's Jews vs. Jaws This Month on the Discovery Channel

By Eric Schulmiller

It's Jews vs. Jaws This Month on the Discovery Channel
Shark Week kicks off on August 4. Who knew there’s a Jewish connection to this summer phenomenon — and the fearsome creatures that inspired it?Read More






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