Mob Hits for April 10, 2008

Hath Not a Jew Ears? New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier attempts to answer to a question you’ve probably never

Hath Not a Jew Ears? New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier attempts to answer to a question you’ve probably never asked yourself: Can A Jew Enjoy The Sound Of Church Bells? (Spoiler Alert: yes.)

Cos Célèbre: Ta-Nehisi Coates examines entertainer-turned-activist Bill Cosby’s brand of post-Civil Rights empowerment philosophy in The Atlantic. "From Birmingham to Cleveland and Baltimore, at churches and colleges, Cosby has been telling thousands of black Americans that racism in America is omnipresent but that it can’t be an excuse to stop striving," writes Coates. "As Cosby sees it, the antidote to racism is not rallies, protests, or pleas, but strong families and communities."

Love is a Battlefield! (The jokes practically write themselves …) E! Online’s Natalie Finn reports that the owner of the house used by the producers of VH1’s Rock of Love is suing over $380,000 worth of damages to the Encinco, California manse.

Least. Appealing. Image. Ever: Murdoch, Yang, Ballmer: Ménage à Trois. Thanks a lot, Dealbreaker. (And, no, we won’t be attending your Lemon Party this weekend!) Mob Hits for April 10, 2008