Tablet (magazine)

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Tablet Magazine
Tablet Magazine logo.jpg
Web address
Commercial? No
Available in English
Owner Nextbook
Editor Alana Newhouse
Launched June 2009; 6 years ago (2009-06)

Tablet Magazine is an online publication of Jewish life, arts, and ideas. Sponsored by Nextbook, it was launched in June 2009. Its Editor in Chief is Alana Newhouse.

Tablet magazine runs several new pieces each day, in addition to hourly updates on its blog, The Scroll. It also produces weekly installments of its podcast, Vox Tablet.

Tablet's regular contributors include the literary critic Adam Kirsch; movie critic J Hoberman; music critic Elizabeth Wurtzel; novelists Etgar Keret and Shalom Auslander; food writer Joan Nathan; European culture writer Vladislav Davidzon; Mid-East columnist Lee Smith and jack-of-all-trades Liel Leibovitz. Tablet has published longer reporting, essays and fiction by Aharon Appelfeld, Paul Berman, Patricia Crone, Margaret Drabble, Jason Epstein, Anthony Grafton, Howard Jacobson, Edward Luttwak, Elisa New, Elizabeth Rubin, Gary Shteyngart and other noted writers and scholars.

Notable stories[edit]

In June 2009, Tablet's podcast, Vox Tablet, ran a piece by reporter Eric Molinsky, about the unknown history of the Jewish actresses who were Bollywood's biggest stars in the 1920s and 1930s. The piece was one of three that won Tablet its first National Magazine Award.[citation needed]

In April 2010, Tablet's blogger, Marc Tracy, wrote a humorous post arguing the cookie dough ought to be kosher for Passover, as it, too, is unleavened. The post was one of several that won Tablet its second National Magazine Award.[citation needed]

In 2012, questions by Michael C. Moynihan, writing for Tablet, led to Jonah Lehrer's resignation from The New Yorker: Lehrer had invented and cobbled together quotes attributed to Bob Dylan for his biography of the singer, Imagine: How Creativity Works.[1]


Tablet has won two National Magazine Awards.[citation needed]


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