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The Schmooze lies at the intersection of high and low culture. Here, the latest developments and trends in Jewish art, books, dance, film, music, media, television and theater are all assimilated into one handy pop culture blog.

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7 Best Jewish Moments From The Oscars

There was plenty of glitz, tears and jaw dropping awkwardness (yikes with the “Moonlight” best picture mix up!) to go around during Sunday’s Academy Awards show.

Steve Bannon Wanted To Make A Mel Gibson Funded Nazi Documentary

Steve Bannon once really wanted to make a documentary about Nazis.

Jews About Town: Shahs of Shabbat, YidLife Crisis, Mardi Gras, and More

Jews About Town is a new weekly column that will feature the hottest Jewish social events, parties, and networking opportunities for young professionals. To suggest a future event or write about one of these events, email us . Follow us on Twitter at @JewAboutTown.

Natalie Portman At The Oscars, And More To Read, Watch, And Do This Weekend

It’s the last weekend of February, and the countdown until spring will pass faster with the aid of great culture. Start with some excellent recent reads. In longform, have your breath taken away by Kathryn Schulz’s exploration of loss in The New Yorker; in Harper’s, follow self-proclaimed “queer, Jewish, anti-Putin” journalist Masha Gessen through the annual conference, in Georgia, of an organization devoted to promoting nuclear families rooted in heterosexual marriage; and linger over former NHL star Corey Hirsch’s moving account of coping with mental illness as a professional athlete in The Player’s Tribune.

5 Jews To Watch Out For At The Oscars

Fill out your Oscars ballot and get the snacks ready. The Academy Awards airs Sunday at 5:30PM PST/8:30PM EST, and it’s sure to be jam-packed with droolworthy outfits, emotional acceptance speeches and (perhaps more so now than ever) heated political commentary.

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