Introducing new columnist Rachel Shukert
“Sometimes, a New Yorker cartoon is just a New Yorker cartoon.”
Ah, dear commenter. You know us not.
Our new feature, by contributing editor and genius lyricist Rachel Shukert, has only been up a few hours, and it’s already doing its job of enlightening, challengingm and infuriating people. Called The Tattler, Rachel’s column will be a funny and sassy yet incisive take on what people are talking about—or should be talking about—each week, from big ideas and prominent culture stories to a single photograph, a cameo in one episode of your favorite television show, or, yes, a stray New Yorker cartoon. Think of it as the pleasure of cultured conversation without anxiety, guilt, or even the need to leave home.
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180
WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.
I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at email@example.com. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.
We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.