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Out and About: Nobel Prize to Swedish Poet; Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah's Ark'

By Ezra Glinter

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Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer
  • The Swedish Academy has awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature to Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. And just when we thought Bob Dylan might actually win it, this time.

  • In France, a movie tells the story of a Paris mosque that saved Jews during the Holocaust.

  • Tablet Magazine’s Sam Kerbel analyzes Nick Kroll’s role on the FX sitcom “The League.” Read The Arty Semite’s take here.

  • Yedioth Ahronoth details a secret operation to bring 11 Bibles, carefully guarded by the Jewish community of Syria, to Israel under the Rabin government.

  • Darren Aronofsky plans to make a $150 million “Noah’s Ark” movie.

  • Maurice Sendak is upset about a lot of things.

  • The Israel Museum is putting 39 pieces from its collection up for auction at Sotheby’s.

  • “Sunrise, Sunset” gets gay friendly lyrics for a gay marriage.

  • The Wall Street Journal discovers Reboot’s 10Q project, which the Forward’s Devra Ferst wrote about two years ago.

  • The Arty Semite contributor Margaret Eby visits Centralia, Pennsylvania, a town that has been on fire for more than 50 years.


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