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Empty Vessel

Friday, May 11, 2007

Over the years, the Dalai Lama has transformed the Buddhist concept of emptiness into an enormously successful P.R. strategy. Constant attacks from China don’t hurt his image either. On the heels of his latest U.S. tour, we look at the Dalai Lama’s enduring rock-star status in the American media.

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Death to America

Friday, March 09, 2007

As Steve Rogers lay dead on the steps of the Federal Courthouse in New York City, comics fans pondered the metaphors of Captain America and the Marvel Universe. Marvel writer Ed Brubaker believes we’ll better understand what Rogers meant to us in his absence. Still, ...

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The Charmer

Friday, March 02, 2007

News headlines of Louis Farrakhan’s farewell speech last Sunday described a man who preaches peace and calls for religious amity. But the outgoing leader of the Nation of Islam – a onetime calypso singer turned Black Nationalist – wasn’t always treated so gently in ...

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