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New Daily Show Host’s Tweets on Israel, Jews Cause Alarm

Trevor Noah, the newly-named replacement for Jon Steward on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, is still an unknown quantity to many Americans. Curious fans and critics, eager to learn more about the South African comedian, have been combing the Internet for clues, and have turned up troubling comments about Israel and Jews that have some wondering if the new host will, like Stewart (Leibowitz), take to hiding his Jewish-sounding name to avoid controversy. (I kid.)
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In The Originalist, Theater Tries to Interpret Antonin Scalia

The Originalist, a world-premiere play by John Strand at Washington’s Arena Stage, explores the personality and legacy of an atypical theatrical character: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. “He has intrigued me for a long time because he’s kind of a lightning rod,” says Strand in the program notes. “Half the country thinks of him as a monster, and half thinks of him as a hero … How can you resist a character who’s a brilliant jurist, and also a showman at heart?”
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Deadline Apologizes for ‘Ethnic Castings’ Article

Deadline co-editor-in-chief Mike Fleming Jr. apologized Sunday for his outlet's publishing of a much-maligned piece that suggested television pilots' increased casting of minority actors in the 2015 season represented "too much of a good thing."

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