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The Cricket's Daily 3: No ceremony for 'A Separation'

Published March 12, 2012 10:00 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• Iranian officials refused permission for a ceremony to honor the country's first Oscar winner, Asghar Farhadi and his movie "A Separation." [AP, via Huffington Post]

• A longtime movie critic reflects on everything that's changed in the world of film criticism. (And, if you read way far down, you'll see The Cricket quoted.) [Variety]

• Peter Bergman, one of the founding members of the pioneering '60s comedy group The Firesign Theater, has died at the age of 72. [The New York Times]