The Schmooze

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.

Shira Haas to play Golda Meir in Barbra Streisand-produced series

“Lioness” will follow Meir from from Kiev to Milwaukee and Israel.

Is Britney Spears the Esther of our time?

Spears’s legacy seems to echo that of another woman whose sexuality has beguiled and discomfited for millennia: Esther.

Is Azealia Banks Jewish now?

Just the beginning of a wild 24 hours on the internet.

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Jewish trio Haim invite Taylor Swift into their group

‘Gasoline’ remix features the four women reinterpreting a classic song.

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