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  • Jessie Kahnweiler, ‘Meet My Rapist’ star, returns with ‘bulimia dark comedy’

    April 14, 2015 | 9:35 am

    In an early episode of “Dude, Where’s My Chutzpah?,” the 2013 docu-comedy web series by Jessie Kahnweiler that put her on the comedic map, Kahnweiler’s character ends up at the barrier separating the West Bank from Israel. She had asked a taxi driver to take her to “the Wall.”

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  • L.A.’s newest rookie transplant: Elaine Soloway

    January 29, 2015 | 11:30 am

    Next time you move cross-country to Los Angeles, do it the Elaine Soloway way. (The SoloWay?) Pack whatever you can into flat-rate Priority Mail boxes from the post office and mail them over a period of six months. Get a place on airbnb.com in a hip L.A. neighborhood, close to...

  • Stars get serious: Top moments from the 2015 Golden Globes

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 12, 2015 | 9:50 am

    The typically boozy, loosey-goosey ambience of the Golden Globe awards, whose viewers are usually more concerned with red carpet arrivals than seriousness of ceremony, took on a more earnest tone last night in the aftermath of the Paris, France terror attacks that have gripped the...

  • How ‘Transparent’ became the most important new series of the year

    December 15, 2014 | 12:31 pm

    There's a phrase that has become popular among the kids today--'in your feelings,' or 'in my feelings.' As in, 'Oh, I was just all in my feelings the other day.' It's a way of admitting to being emotional, perhaps to a fault, and humorously exposing that vulnerability, owning it to...

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  • Local artist tackles Jews and sex in ‘Transparent’ with Jeffrey Tambor

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 18, 2014 | 3:31 pm

    Jill Soloway, well known as Hollywood’s go-to scribe for tales of Jews and sex, has created as her latest effort the Amazon TV series “Transparent,” the story of a Jewish family whose patriarch has just revealed to his three grown children that he is transitioning to life as a...

  • Sparks ignite in ‘Afternoon Delight’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 21, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Writer-director Jill Soloway has quite the reputation for writing about Jews and sex. As co-executive producer on HBO’s hit mortuary drama “Six Feet Under,” she created a Reform rabbi character whose congregant’s boyfriend accidentally hangs himself during autoerotic asphyxiation....

  • LIVE VIDEO: ‘Weeds’ Creator Talks with JewishJournal.com’s Danielle Berrin [2pm]

    By Jay Firestone

    April 26, 2009 | 1:38 pm

    UPDATE: This is replay of a live broadcast from Sunday, April 26, 2009

    Tune in at 2:00pm for a JewishJournal.com LIVE broadcast from the Skirball Cultural Center, where Hollywood Jew reporter, Danielle Berrin leads an “Inside the Actor’s Studio” discussion with ‘Weeds’ creator,...

  • Jill Soloway says comedy and tragedy go together

    By Sarah Price Brown

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In Jill Soloway's collection of essays, "Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants," the Emmy-nominated writer and co-executive producer of HBO's "Six Feet Under" recalls the time she lost her virginity at 17 to a 36-year-old with a golden chai dangling from his neck.
     
    "I was running from the...
  • Pain and Pleasure and Guilt, Oh My!

    By Rob Eshman

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Late last Saturday night, a thin strip of indoor/outdoor red carpet led from the parking lot of the Magic Castle in Hollywood to a small, close-ceiling function room behind the glamorous house of tricks.

    Inside, 100 or so young Jews gathered to celebrate the third issue of Guilt &...

  • ‘Under’s’ Rabbinic Supervision

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Six Feet Under" writer-producer Jill Soloway admits the HBO funeral parlor family drama is like a weekly commercial for taharah, the Jewish ritual of cleansing a dead body prior to burial.

    Forget the no-open-casket Jewish tradition: On Alan Ball's quirky hit, words like "skin...

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