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The Cross, the Crescent, or the Swastika?

If the past month has been chaotic in America, it has seen some bloody scenes here in Europe. On the morning of October 29, a 21-year old Tunisian national entered the Basilica of Notre Dame in Nice, France began knifing the three people he found there. He virtually severed the head of an elderly lady, [...]

Miley Cyrus: Bellwether of Cultural Progress?

Miley Cyrus’s gyrations on the Video Music Awards are hardly new. In fact, Miley is getting whupped by the black community for a white performer once more taking a cultural artifact from the black experience. Some have gone so far as to call Miley racist for taking on-stage twerking into the white mainstream. You probably [...]

Paglia: Not gaga for Lady Gaga

Camille Paglia had an article in The Sunday Times yesterday (subscription required) about pop icon Lady Gaga and -- to put it mildly -- Paglia is not a fan. She calls the singer the first major star of the digital age, but believes she's a charlatan, a "manufactured personality," and unsexy.  Furthermore, despite showing acres of [...]

RoboJesus

Oh goody. A new book has been released about the Really Real Jesus, written by Paul Verhoeven, director of such classics as Showgirls, Starship Troopers, and Robocop. Naturally, it is a scholarly work, and will serve as a springboard for a movie version -- directed by Paul Verhoeven: In an interview with MTV, the Dutch [...]

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