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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The Jewish Historian Who Made Sure 'Hamilton' Is Right for Broadway

(JTA) — Historian Ron Chernow has written successful biographies of the likes of J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller and George Washington.

Jacoby Boren Takes Center Stage for Ohio State Football

(JTA) — Ohio State may not be know who will be starting at quarterback as its season opener approaches, but the Buckeye who will be snapping is a sure thing: Jacoby Boren, the football squad’s Jewish center and newly named co-captain.

Portman's Directorial Debut is a Bitter-Sweet Israeli Homecoming

(Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman made her directorial debut with a film sympathetic to the Holocaust-haunted refugees who founded her native Israel, but she bristles at the idea that the portrayal might be patriotic.

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.

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