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What the Angry Atheists Get Wrong

What the Angry Atheists Get Wrong
By July 23, 2007

Recent polemics by proud and angry atheists have gotten many of us—faithful and skeptical alike—thinking better of belief in God. Books like Sam Harris’s Letter to a Christian Nation, Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion, and most recently, Christopher Hitchens’s God … Read More

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What’s So Funny About Sex, Pop & Understanding?

What’s So Funny About Sex, Pop & Understanding?
By July 17, 2007

For a while now, it's been a half-joking and half-serious suggestion on my part: fight terror by making female Muslim pop stars the next J.Lo and Beyonce. Right off the bat, seeing a Lebanese Shi'a who looks like this will … Read More

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The Best of Harry Potter Fan Fiction

The Best of Harry Potter Fan Fiction
By July 16, 2007

I have a sick fascination with fan fiction, those often epic-novels written by ardent fans of movies, television shows, books, boy bands, video games and, strangely, real people. It’s not simply that I’m interested in the intense fandom exhibited by … Read More

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A Long Way from Zion

A Long Way from Zion
By July 1, 2007

Reviewed: Michael Chabon The Yiddish Policemen’s Union HarperCollins, 2007 Michael Chabon knows how to shmear it on. In the debate between art and entertainment, he sides loudly with the latter, shouting out with each successive sentence, watch me as I … Read More

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Inside the German Brain: An English Neurosurgeon Abroad

Inside the German Brain: An English Neurosurgeon Abroad
By July 1, 2007

Once you get used to the smell of formaldehyde, operating on the heads of cadavers is one of the pleasures of being a surgeon. Cutting open any human head to appreciate and learn its anatomy is a unique opportunity for … Read More

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The Sopranos and the End of Masculinity

The Sopranos and the End of Masculinity
By June 7, 2007

In the pilot episode of The Sopranos, mob captain Tony Soprano and his teenage daughter Meadow sit in an old, empty church. Tony marvels at the place—its grandeur, its history—and tries to get his daughter to do the same. “Your … Read More

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Can We Save the Internet?

Can We Save the Internet?
By May 29, 2007

Andrew Keen is the author of Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture. Kevin Kelly is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine. In this week’s Big Question, they debate "Can we save the internet?" From: … Read More

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Rumors: Gisele Bundchen, Bar Rafaeli, and the Split from Victoria’s Secret

Rumors: Gisele Bundchen, Bar Rafaeli, and the Split from Victoria’s Secret
By May 7, 2007

Gisele Bundchen will not renew her contract with Victoria's Secret, which is about to end its five-year term. Why? Page Six reported the brand was unwilling to give the supermodel a raise from her $5-million-a-year salary. TMZ reported Gisele refused … Read More

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