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Sundown: Taking the Sting Out

Imagining Mamet, roaming charges, and the band that played on

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• We can’t help but wonder what in the world Israeli company Dvash Malkut was passing off in jars of “honey” that turned out to be fake; in any case, the only safe answer for the High Holidays seems to be going straight to the hive. [Arutz 7]
• Borrowing an idea from Tablet, awesome movie-nerd podcast Filmspotting presents the winning entry in a contest to imagine a scene of dialogue from the upcoming David Mamet adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank; the hosts politely implore Daniel Mendelsohn not to write a corresponding article on anti-Semitism. [Filmspotting]
• The indie-rock icons in Yo La Tengo reminisce about their 25-year history as a band, started as a way “to pass an afternoon.” [NY Mag]
• According to the International Monetary Fund, Palestinians living in the West Bank are on an economic growth course this year. [Reuters]
• However, despite Tony Blair’s best efforts, they still don’t have a reliable cell phone network. (We can just picture him walking around Ramallah asking, “Can you hear me now?”) [Times of London]

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Sundown: Taking the Sting Out

Imagining Mamet, roaming charges, and the band that played on

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