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  • The 2015 Emmys: Gender-bending, groundbreaking

    By Danielle Berrin

    2 weeks ago

    “I guess the new rule in Hollywood is not to wear makeup, or get your hair dyed,” a friend quipped during the 2015 Emmys telecast on Sunday night.

    She was referring to actress Frances McDormand, who shepherded HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge” all the way from idea to golden idol – six of...

  • The Emmys enter the age of ethnicity

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 16, 2015 | 1:20 pm

    This year, once again, there are plenty of Jews and Jewish-themed shows among the Emmy nominees — pointing them out would be pointing out the obvious. But what really sets apart this year’s crop of nominees from years past is how much more deeply and authentically Judaism is...

  • 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.”

  • 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...

  • 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...