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The Schmooze

Out and About: Spielberg Gets Wikileaks Movie; The Origins of Jewish Humor

  • Michael Weiss on why Boris Pasternak matters.

  • Was Jewish humor created in 1661?

  • Steven Spielberg has secured the rights to make a Wikileaks movie.

  • The new edition of the Laba Journal, “Eros,” is out, featuring Stephen Hazan Arnoff on music and artificial memory, Shari Mendelson on the work of Charles LeDray, fiction by Jeremiah Lockwood, and Elissa Strauss on why we want to kill the ones we love.

  • Israeli singer Yael Naim was named Best Female Singer of the Year in France.

  • Brazlian Jewish writer Moacyr Scliar and onetime Soviet spy Judith Coplon have died.

  • Michael David Lukas talks to NPR about his first novel, “The Oracle of Stamboul.”

  • Philip Roth has won the 2010 National Humanities Medal, along with Joyce Carol Oates, Harper Lee and Robert Brustein, among others.

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