Karen Iris Tucker


Meet the Fifth (Jewish) Beatle — Manager Brian Epstein

By Karen Iris Tucker

Meet the Fifth (Jewish) Beatle — Manager Brian Epstein
Beatles manager Brian Epstein struggled with his sexuality and his Judaism right up until he died of a drug overdose. We discuss his legacy with the author of ‘The Fifth Beatle.’Read More


BRCA 'Jewish' Cancer Gene Mutations Often Go Untested — At Deadly Cost

By Karen Iris Tucker

BRCA 'Jewish' Cancer Gene Mutations Often Go Untested — At Deadly Cost
Testing for BRCA genetic mutations, tied to breast and ovarian cancers in Jewish women, isn’t common, despite proven risks. Marcia Watson-Levy learned the danger firsthand.Read More


Delays Plague Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research

By Karen Iris Tucker

Delays Plague Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research
Regulatory hurdles plague a new class of cancer drugs that showed encouraging results. Those obstacles have frustrated carriers of cancer-causing mutations, for whom medicine might prove helpful.Read More


Sitting Shiva for Spot?

By Karen Iris Tucker

Sitting Shiva for Spot?
There is no Jewish roadmap for how to properly mourn pets, nor any universal law or tradition for how to close the circle of a pet’s life, writes Karen Iris Tucker.Read More


Sandra Bernhard Shows Her Softer Side

By Karen Iris Tucker

Sandra Bernhard Shows Her Softer Side
Sandra Bernhard is beloved for her withering onstage attacks. She’s more spiritual these days, trading kabbalah for shul, and building a home with her ‘cold WASP-y’ girlfriend.Read More






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