• President Obama pitched a movie to Harvey Weinstein and was shot down. Leave it to the professionals, bubbele. [The Wrap]

• J.J. Goldberg defends Media Matters’ M.J. Rosenberg from his critics. [Forward]

• A great profile of “boy next door” porn star James Deen as he tries to break into the mainstream. [NY Observer]

• Hundreds of American Christians every year are paying to come work on settlement farms in the West Bank. Kibbutz 2.0? Great read. [NPR]

• The question that has been weighing on your mind for days. Why a duck? [The Lede]

• Don’t you want to be trapped in the closet with Paul Rudd while he talks about the Eastern European Jewish experience? [Vulture]