Out and About: True Grit's Oscar Chances; Bullet-Stopping Books

  • Jewcy talks to novelist Myla Goldberg.

  • At Tablet, Leil Leibovitz eulogizes Israeli comic actor Yosef Shiloach.

  • Is Hebrew being threatened by too much translation?

  • Visit Khan Sharonim, a first-century stop along the Nabatean spice route.

  • And Joshua Cohen’s novel “Witz” (reviewed in the Forward here) is so big it can stop a bullet (kind of):

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