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Sundown: IDF to Improve Soldiers’ Foot Odor

Plus Anne Frank banned and Gibson as Tricky Dick

by
Hadara Graubart
January 28, 2010

• Israeli soldiers are about to get some new gear: socks guaranteed not to stink for two weeks straight. No word on whether the laundry-impaired civilian will have access to the miracle footwear. [AFP]
• Public schools in Virginia have removed the “definitive edition” of Anne Frank’s diary from shelves, citing “the sexual nature of the vagina passage.” Genocide may not be taboo, but genitals are a different story. [AP]
Time magazine has an interesting casting suggestion for Mel Gibson: “This guy should play Nixon—another complex man of significant achievement with a debilitating belief that his enemies were bangin’ nails into him.” They might have something else in common. [Time]

Hadara Graubart was formerly a writer and editor for Tablet Magazine.

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