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  • Producer Brian Grazer will replace Brett Ratner at this year’s Oscars.

  • Variety takes a look at Caroline Hirsch, the grande dame of New York comedy.

  • Jed Perl has some nice things to say about the exhibit of Islamic art at the Met.

  • Steven Spielberg’s name has been blacked out of Tintin posters in Beirut.

  • Roger Ebert needs money to keep his TV show going.

  • Israeli art curator Marie Shek and illustrator Michel Kichka were each made a Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French ambassador to Israel.

  • Joyce Brabner talks to the Maimi New Times about her late husband, Harvey Pekar.

  • Actor Sid Melton and Dante translator Allen Mandelbaum have died.

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