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  • The Jewish Museum shows how it created a 35-foot-tall wallscape in Soho for the current Kehinde Wiley exhibition.

  • “Mad Men” creator Matthew Wiener is set to direct “You Are Here,” a film starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis.

  • One school in Toronto is reviving 400-year-old Passover songs that haven’t been heard since 1644.

  • Lianne Stokes talks to Rachel Dratch about her new memoir for Interview magazine.

  • Leon Wieseltier takes on the New American Haggadah in the Jewish Review of Books.

  • Three Israeli universities are launching a new inter-university masters program in Yiddish literature.

  • Karen Leow writes for The Atlantic about the disappearance of communal singing in American life, and why we should bring it back.

  • Marc Tracy pays homage to legendary boxing writer Bert Sugar, who died this week at 75.

  • Art critic Hilton Kramer has died at 84. Deborah Solomon remembers his cuddly side.

  • American Jewish poet Adrienne Rich has died at 82. Read about her in the Forward here and here.

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