The Arty Semite

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By Ezra Glinter

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  • The Israeli Museum of Caricature and Comics is giving its Golden Pencil award to “Dry Bones” creator Yaakov Kirschen.

  • Forward contributor Robert Zaretsky writes for The New York Times about Paris, as seen through Hollywood’s lens.

  • The Times profiles Yiddish vaudevillian Shane Baker. Read the Forward’s profile of Baker from 2010 here.

  • Keven Shea Adams takes pictures of an abandoned 1920s theater hidden above an East Village bodega.

  • Rachel Shteir appreciates Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary, “Crazy Horse,” and its depiction of the female rear end.

  • Germany has used copyright laws to block the republication of “Mein Kampf.”

  • Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell’s painting “The Wall of the Temple” has been returned to its home at Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn, N.J.

  • Kazimierz Smolen, director of the Auschwitz memorial site, has died at 91.

  • What can you do with a degree in Jewish Cultural Arts? This video will explain it to you:


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