Bill Gates to guest star on ‘The Big Bang Theory’

The Big Bang Theory season 7 episode “The Proton Transmogrification.” (Sonja Flemming / CBS Photo) It’s only taken eleven seasons, but Leonard and Sheldon may finally get to meet Bill Gates. Warner Bros. and CBS, the studio and network behind the series The Big Bang Theory, revealed today that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will guest …

Today on Jewcy: Live your noshiest life with this new cooking show.

Your new favorite cooking show might draw its name from the mamaloshen. And it’s streaming on a device near you. Nosh with Tash is the multi-platform project of Los Angeles chef Natasha Feldman. Incorporating a sleek website offering enticing recipes, weekly YouTube videos, and a swoon-worthy Instagram feed (think flat lays of LA’s finest cuisine and charming candids), Nosh delivers a variety …

Wide Angle: An Excerpt From a Critically Acclaimed New Novel

In November, Simone Somekh published his debut novel in Italy with Giuntina, surprising the local readership with a charming coming-of-age story set across the United States, Israel and Bahrain. Somekh’s protagonist, Ezra Kramer, is a an Orthodox Jewish aspiring  photographer who leaves his family and community to pursue his dreams and choose the lifestyle he …

‘To Be Us, It’s Political’: Tel Aviv’s Drag Queens

Refinery29 put out an excellent mini-doc about the Tel Aviv drag scene this week, following a young soldier named German as he prepares for his first performance as a queen, named Diamond. German trains under other Israeli queens like Nona Chalant and Asis D’Orange, new to most viewers but obviously stars to German. It’s also …

Agreement Spreads That the Iran Deal Was a Bad Idea

“Since the Obama administration and its negotiating partners struck the deal with Iran in July 2015,” Joshua Keating recently wrote in Slate, “the Middle East’s sectarian conflicts have only become deeper, more violent, and more intractable. From the half-million people killed in Syria to the rise of ISIS to the massive refugee crisis that has …

The Distinctively Dark Wide Lens Observational Order of Stanley Kubrick’s Style of Filmmaking

In another of their very insightful video essays, film and television analysis platform ScreenPrism took a look at the iconic films of Stanley Kubrick, noting the very distinct features of his wide lens observational style in which the complete order is struggling against wild scenery patterns, the repeated behavior of characters who don’t know they’re …