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  • Sacha Baron Cohen is being criticized for presenting negative stereotypes of Arabs in “The Dictator.” Can’t say this one was hard to see coming.
  • Aaron Sorkin has signed on to write the script for a Steve Jobs biopic.

  • Aharon Appelfeld’s “Blooms of Darkness” has won the British Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Read our review of the novel here.

  • The online Museum of Family History has a new exhibit on “The Remarkable Zalmen Zylbercweig,” editor of the six-volume “Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre.”

  • Joseph Epstein reflects on his friendship with art critic Hilton Kramer in The New Criterion.

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