As the school year draws to a close, chances are you're busy with end-of-year performances, ordering items to check off the summer camp packing list, and finalizing vacation and childcare…arrangements. But before school's officially out for summer, please be sure to properly thank your child's teachers. In addition to, you know, caring for and educating your kid, a teacher may have touched your child's life in ways you may not even know. Take the story of one Brooklyn boy, Shawn Carter — who's better… >> Read More
Comedian and late-night host Seth Meyers announced that he and his wife, Alexi Ashe, just welcomed their second son, Axel Strahl Meyers. On his show Monday night, he revealed how the baby was born…quickly on Sunday — so quickly, in fact, that he was delivered on the floor of their Manhattan apartment building lobby. Intense stuff. But perhaps the most poignant detail of Meyers' story is how their newborn is named in honor Ashe's grandparents, who survived the Holocaust: We named him Axel because it’s just a name… >> Read More
You probably know Cynthia Nixon as Miranda from the hit HBO series Sex and the City. But there's a chance she might one day be best known as the governor of New York.
The actress and activist…just announced her campaign to run against incumbent Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in the Democratic primary. I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor. Join us: https://t.co/9DwsxWW8xX pic.twitter.com/kYTvx6GZiD — Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) March 19, 2018 Nixon's not Jewish, but she's basically an honorary member of the tribe. She's an active member of Congregation Beit Simchat… >> Read More
One of the most noteworthy parts of the 2018 Oscars was the fact that many of the nominated leading women and supporting actresses were over the age of 50 (hi, Frances McDormand and Allison Janney).…This, in the #MeToo and #TimesUp era, is significant, illustrating that women of "a certain age" are not invisible. Women of all ages are important, and should be seen and heard. Too often in Hollywood, and in real life, older women are excluded from roles and opportunities — not to mention most middle-aged women are… >> Read More
It's been a monumental year for writer, comedian, and director Jordan Peele. Between the success of his film, Get Out, and the birth of his first child with wife and actor Chelsea Peretti, he has…lots to kvell about. Peele was nominated three times, for Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Original Screenplay. He is the fifth African-American director to be nominated for Best Director in Oscar history. But the couple had yet another reason to celebrate: Their 6-month-old, Beaumont, had slept through the night. The Jewish mom tweeted the joyful news:… >> Read More