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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Candice Bergen, Renee Fleming Honored By Einstein Women's Division

At the May 19 Albert Einstein of Medicine Women’s Division’s 61st Annual “Spirit of Achievement” Luncheon at the newly refurbished Rainbow Room, honorees Candice Bergen and Renee Fleming added comedic edge to their sober, substantive acceptance speeches.

Nazi Occupation Meets Reality Television in New Czech Show

Just when you think reality television has reached peak absurdity levels, the trashy TV gods deliver something like this. Presenting “Holiday in the Protectorate,” a Czech show that requires a family to live for two-months under World War II-like conditions, Gestapo included.

David Letterman's Top 10 Jewish Moments

After over three decades of making us laugh, David Letterman’s last show is upon us.

Natalie Portman Back With a Vengeance

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(JTA) — Until a few weeks ago, Natalie Portman had all but disappeared from the frontlines of popular culture. After winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2011 for her intense role in “Black Swan,” the Israeli-American actress took a well-deserved break and settled down: She got married, had a child, moved to Paris and acted in two “Thor” movies and a lackluster romantic comedy with Ashton Kutcher.

Mystery Solved! Madonna Viral Instagram Pic Was Israeli Gay Party Ad

Sorry, Madonna fans, but the Material Girl’s provocative Instagram photo of a Jewish man and an Arab man about to lock lips isn’t quite what it seems.