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  • Hipster Jew does The Big Lebowski, Sesame Street style.

  • The Jewish Week gives its first Excellence in Journalism Award to photojournalist Ruth Gruber.

  • Twelve tracks recorded by Amy Winehouse are being held in the Island Records vault, and the record label intends to keep them there.

  • Jonathan Lethem talks to Laura Miller about the literary world and high school.

  • N+1 reprints the introduction to Ellen Willis’s “No More Nice Girls.”

  • Either Sacha Baron Cohen or Jonah Hill could star in Quentin Tarantino’s next film.

  • Shalom Auslander is developing a comedy for Showtime.

  • The Actors’ Temple is on hard times, but the historic Midtown synagogue isn’t throwing in the towel quite yet.

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