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  • WATCH: The new Transparent Season 2 teaser

    1 week ago

    The new season will begin on Dec. 11.

  • The 2015 Emmys: Gender-bending, groundbreaking

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 21, 2015 | 10:11 am

    “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...

  • 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...

  • The rabbi behind the Jewish themes of ‘Transparent’

    January 7, 2015 | 12:25 pm

    “Transparent” is one of the most critically acclaimed TV shows of 2014 and has put Amazon on the map as an outlet for quality original programming. It’s also done much to raise the profile of transgender people in pop culture. On Jan. 11, it could very well walk away with 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...

  • The Jewish stars of winter TV

    November 24, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    Temperatures may be falling, but the small screen is heating up with buzz-worthy performances, must-see series and a few splashy specials. On the list: Lifetime’s adaptation of the biblical best-seller “The Red Tent,” with Debra Winger (Dec. 7 and 8),  NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!” from...

  • 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....