The Arty Semite

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By Ezra Glinter

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Sharon Ya'ari, 'Anzac,' 2009-2011
  • Robert Deniro might play Bernard Madoff in a possibly forthcoming HBO film.

  • Another soon-to-be-completed movie tells the story of Yoni Netanyahu, who was killed during the Entebbe Operation in 1976.

  • NPR looks at “The Radical Camera” exhibit at The Jewish Museum.

  • WNYC listens to the Forward’s first-ever radio show, which was on… WNYC!

  • Jenna Weissman Joselit takes in the work of Israeli photographer Sharon Ya’ari.

  • Robert Zaretsky considers Albert Camus’ ties to Judaism.

  • Moment Magazine uncovers the origins of Jewish creativity.

  • Sotheby’s sold $200 million worth of artworks last week, including a $40.4 million Gustav Klimt painting that had been stolen by the Nazis from its Jewish owner.

  • Another painting believed to be stolen by Nazis was seized from a Florida museum

  • David Mamet’s new play, “The Anarchist,” is most likely heading for a Broadway production next fall, starring Patti LuPone and Laurie Metcalf.

  • The beleaguered St. Mark’s Bookshop in Greenwich Village has struck a deal with Cooper Union to lower its rent.

  • An Amy Winehouse collaboration with Nas titled “Like Smoke,” has leaked.

  • A new theory tries to explain “the Holy Land’s answer to Stonehenge.”


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