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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Honors Madonna, Leonard Cohen

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Honors Madonna, Leonard Cohen
By January 18, 2008

On March 10, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will hold its twenty-third induction ceremony, celebrating the totally under-recognized achievements of luminaries like Madonna, Leonard Cohen, and John Cougar Mellencamp. John Cougar Mellenwhat? Yup, the Rock Hall is honoring … Read More

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“Nice Jewish Girls Don’t Go To The Drug Rehab.”

“Nice Jewish Girls Don’t Go To The Drug Rehab.”
By January 18, 2008

Amele, We don't know each other, but I saw in the news today that you were "disheveled and unkempt" at your husband's court hearing. I am worried about you, mameleh. You are a Nice Jewish Girl, and your life is … Read More

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Why This Journalist Got Religion Wrong

Why This Journalist Got Religion Wrong
By January 17, 2008

I can personally vouch for David F. Smydra's insightful post into the reasons mainstream media fails at substantively covering religion. It was the summer of 1999, a year after graduation, and in the pre-millennial madness that enveloped God's city – … Read More

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Jumpsuits: Not Just for Prisoners and Toddlers

Jumpsuits: Not Just for Prisoners and Toddlers
By January 17, 2008

There’s an unfortunate new trend in the world of male fashion. According to Charlie Porter in the Guardian, jumpsuits are the new must-have item to wear to the office. “Yes, there are hints of Guantánamo Bay,” gushes Porter, “and the … Read More

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Mommyblogging Dearest: Parental PDA

Mommyblogging Dearest: Parental PDA
By January 17, 2008

Sex, as Jaime Lynn Spears has recently reminded us, sometimes has consequences. Once a week we analyze what’s going on in post-nookie, post-partum circles. This week: TMI! Holly Vitale at Babble hits a nerve with her diatribe against parents who … Read More

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Do I Believe in God Today?

Do I Believe in God Today?
By January 17, 2008

UPDATE: I just Googled "Reason Not to Believe in God" and this was the actual result:     Extremely strange considering that this was a joke in the last "Do I Believe in God Today?" (Geeks: did I unknowingly make … Read More

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Why Journalists Get Religion Wrong

Why Journalists Get Religion Wrong
By January 17, 2008

As campaign season heats up, the candidates' "religious beliefs" will increasingly become part of the American conversation. The media isn't likely to be of much help. If Iraq is your issue, you can count on an endless parade of articles … Read More

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World Peace Thanks To Baseball

World Peace Thanks To Baseball
By January 16, 2008

Possibly seeking to escape the performance-enhancing drugs controversy, New York Mets General Manager Omar Minaya recently traveled to the Holy Land. (He envisions making baseball a global sport that can unite Israeli and Palestinian youths.) While there, Minaya hung out … Read More

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