• Israel is working to diminish the significance of the Palestinian status upgrade bid to be voted on tomorrow at the United Nations. [Haaretz]

• Jodi Rudoren gets taken lightly to task by the Times public editor for her sometimes odd social media musings. [NYT]

• The Observer has a touching and weird look at Gary Shteyngart’s career and hair. [NYO]

• A petition to convince Stevie Wonder not to perform at a Friends of the IDF benefit is gaining steam. [JTA]

• Jacob Silverman writes smart for the Poetry Foundation about the legacy of Samuel Greenberg. [Poetry Foundation]