Sundown: Executive Producer In Chief
Plus, duck, duck, goose and more
• 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]
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