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The Schmooze

Out and About: The Trouble With the Man Booker Prize; A Klimt-Inspired Barbie

  • Philip Roth received his Man Booker International Prize June 29 in absentia. Meanwhile, the prize committee is a mess.

  • Robin Cembalest writes about the Klimt-inspired Barbie doll.

  • Is Jean-Luc Godard’s new movie, “Film Socialisme,” anti-Semitic?

  • Menachem Wecker, who has a piece in this week’s Forward about a musical celebration of Bulgarian heroism during the Holocaust, writes in the Houston Chronicle about Marc Chagall’s risen Lazarus.

  • William Kolbrener writes in the Washington Post about instituting an American-style weekend in Israel.

  • Director Azazel Jacobs discusses “Terri,” his new film about the relationship between an overweight teenager and his high school principle, starring Jacob Wysocki and John C. Reilly.

  • Frank Miller’s forthcoming graphic novel “Holy Terror” is a 9/11 revenge fantasy.

  • Canadian Jewish comedian Kenny Hotz wants to build a mosque on TV.

  • HEEB interviews Matthew Hess of “Foreskin Man.”

  • Hollywood starlet Elaine Stewart (born Elsy Steinberg), who appeared in films such as “The Bad and the Beautiful” and “The Adventures of Hajji Baba,” and television and composer Fred Steiner, Oscar-nominated for his “The Color Purple” score, have died.

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