Jewish Journal

  • Robert Schimmel z"l

    By Rob Eshman

    September 6, 2010 | 10:30 am

    The comedian, writer, thinker and mensch Larry Miller has a beautiful tribute to Robert Schimmel on his blog today. Schimmel was a regular Howard Stern guest.  As funny as his stand up was, there was something in the interactions between him and Howard that unleashed an even funnier,... read on

  • 10 Ways Howard Stern’s Retirement Will Hurt the World

    By Rob Eshman

    August 26, 2010 | 5:04 pm

    This blog is devoted to examining the effects of Howard Stern on the culture at large.  These days a lot of his on air discussion revolves around whether or not he’ll renew his contract with Sirius and stay on the radio as a morning broadcaster. 

    I can’t imagine what it’s like... read on

  • Anthony Bourdain: The “Howard Stern” of Chefs

    By Rob Eshman

    August 3, 2010 | 5:14 pm

    Last night the only good food show on TV, “No Reservations,” featured a documentary on the host, Anthony Bourdain.  In the midst of it, Chef Beth Aretsky referred to Bourdain as, “The Howard Stern of chefs.”

    It was an off-handed comment, just slipped into an hour-long documentary,... read on

  • Is Howard Stern the Son Joan Rivers Never Had? [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    July 9, 2010 | 4:28 pm

    The new film on Joan Rivers, “A Piece of Work,” is, as Howard said on his radio show, not just a fine documentary on Rivers, but one of the the finest documentaries on any topic you’ll see this year.  It drives along at a rock ‘n roll pace, delivering laughs, pathos, and shock.  I... read on

  • Rima Fakih Miss USA 2010…and Howard

    By Rob Eshman

    May 18, 2010 | 5:01 pm

    Howard Stern brought stripping out of the shadows and into the main stream, featuring strippers of all types, shapes and sizes on his radio show from the earliest days.  In the beginning mainstream media dismissed this as crass and inappropriate.  Now there are stripper aerobics in... read on

  • Mario Almonte Gets Howard Stern So Right

    By Rob Eshman

    May 14, 2010 | 12:14 pm

    First of all, welcome to LA Howard. 

    This blog started a year ago to examine Howard Stern’s contribution to society.  At the time, everyone from my wife to my more intellectual friends to many readers thought the very idea was a joke.  Howard Stern?  The guy who does fart jokes and... read on

  • Howard and Hef

    By Rob Eshman

    May 11, 2010 | 10:14 am

    In yesterday’s Los Angeles Times, columnist Steve Lopez profiled Hugh Hefner.  And it made me think of Howard.

    On the surface, the two couldn’t be more different.  Hefner is 30 years older than Stern.  He’s the child of deeply Christian Nebraska farmers.  He made his reputation... read on

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