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.

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.


Jewish trio Haim invite Taylor Swift into their group

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

Why didn’t Jared Kushner denounce antisemitism at Capitol riots? Here’s what Sarah Silverman thinks

“All they were given to signify love was money,” Silverman said of Kushner’s upbringing.

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