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Out and About: Golden Globe Winners; Captain Beefheart's Jewish Sideman

By Ezra Glinter

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  • At the Golden Globe awards last night, winners included “Boardwalk Empire” for best TV drama (discussed in the Forward here and here); Al Pacino for his turn as Jack Kevorkian in HBO’s “You Don’t Know Jack” (discussed in the Forward here); Paul Giamatti as best actor in “Barney’s Version” (here and here); Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” (here); and David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin for best director and best screenplay, respectively, for “The Social Network,” which also took home the prize for best drama.

  • Speaking of Hollywood, will “war and terrorism insurance” help lure American production companies to Israel?

  • Greet “Kehilah,” a new online magazine for Jews of color.

  • Is “Certified Copy,” the latest film from Iranian director and festival darling Abbas Kiarostami, just a big nothing?

  • Vivian Maier, a Chicago photographer whose work was unknown until a box of her photos and film was found in 2007, finally gets her first solo show.

  • Jewish avant-garde guitarist Gary Lucas (profiled on The Arty Semite here) talks about his late collaborator Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart.

  • Hungary’s Jewish community is spirited, but fearful.


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