About The Assimilator

The Assimilator 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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Jewish James Bond Author Thinks Idris Elba is 'Too Street'

Anthony Horowitz, the British Jewish writer tasked with writing “Trigger Mortis,” the next novel in the James Bond saga, might want to look to his main character for charm lessons.

Nicholas Hoult to Play J.D. Salinger in Upcoming Biopic

The phonies in Hollywood are making a movie about J.D. Salinger.

In the Hamptons, Come For the Beach, Stay For the Jewish Cemetery

(JTA) — Forget sprawling estates and yacht slips, the hottest real estate in the Hamptons might just be a Jewish cemetery.

A Chat With Lisa Belkin, the Jewish Writer Behind HBO's Show Me a Hero'

(JTA) — Good storytelling, like good comedy, often draws from real life. It also relies on timing — finding the precise moment when it won’t just entertain but resonate, provoke, perhaps even shift our national conversation.

Distressed Spongebob Squarepants Saved by Jews in Jimmy Kimmel Experiment

Spongebob certainly “dropped on the deck and flopped like a fish” this time.