• The New York Daily News editorializes against Brooklyn’s Mile End and its preference for Montreal bagels: “this is a crime against the culture of your city. One punishable by flogging with hard salamis.” Maybe this will be a central plank of News publisher Mort Zuckerman’s Senate campaign! [Daily News]

• Syria symbolically reaffirmed its membership in Iran’s bloc by hosting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; the Iranian president said he hoped for a Middle East “without Zionists and without colonialists.” [JPost]

• Bernard Madoff’s daughter-in-law is changing her and her children’s last name to “Morgan,” due to the name’s association with “defrauding numerous investors in his companies.” [HuffPo]

• A profile of a Polish neo-Nazi turned ultra-Orthodox Jew describes a broader trend that has seen many Catholic Poles, particularly those who learn of different pre-World War II roots, convert to Judaism. [NYT]

• Another arrest was made in connection with Bernard Madoff Investment Securities. [AP/Vos Iz Neias?]

• A visual adaptation of our Vox Tablet podcast with Fugs frontman Tuli Kupferberg. [Vimeo]

Tuli Kupferberg Jon Kalish Fuggin’ Around from Thelma Blitz on Vimeo.