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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For Banned Books Week, Celebrating Judy Blume's 'Forever...'

In college, I liked to share the story of how my mom introduced me to the idea of sex: by slipping me a copy of Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey’s “A Woman of Independent Means.”

At Jewish Museum, Remembering My Letter to Liz Taylor

At the Jewish Museum’s “Becoming Jewish: Warhol’s Liz & Marilyn” exhibit September 24 pre-opening reception a woman looking at Monroe’s conversion document exclaimed: “I knew Elizabeth converted but I didn’t know Marilyn Monroe did too!”

10 Most Jewish Hurricanes in History

As Hurricane Joaquin menaces, we at the Forward want to delay running in fear and buying emergency supplies. In the name of such procrastination, here are the ten most Jewish hurricanes to torment the globe since the United States officially began naming hurricanes in 1953.

Lena Dunham Calling It Quits With ‘Girls’

“Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham says Season 6 is like the Millennial queen’s last for the award-winning HBO series.

Alicia Silverstone Honored as PETA Humanitarian

When it comes to animal cruelty, actress Alicia Silverstone says she’s not clueless.

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