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Pamela Geller Has Free Speech All Wrong Media

Pamela Geller Has Free Speech All Wrong

By Susan E. Reed

Geller’s “Draw Muhammad” event was not about freedom of speech, but instead provoking violence. In this way, her intentions are similar to the jihadists she so vehemently opposes.

Charlie Hebdo, Free Speech And The Freedom To Disagree Media

Charlie Hebdo, Free Speech And The Freedom To Disagree

By Julie Wittes Schlack

Both sides in the debate over Charlie Hebdo’s Freedom of Expression Courage Award from PEN American Center embody free expression at its best – thoughtful people who strive for consensus but accept disagreement.

Monica Lewinsky’s Second Act Celebrity

Monica Lewinsky’s Second Act

By Julie Wittes Schlack

The former White House intern’s emergence as an anti-cyber-bullying advocate illustrates both the healthy and dark sides of rewriting one’s narrative.

What’s The Matter With Indiana? Sadly, Religion Religion

What’s The Matter With Indiana? Sadly, Religion

By Rich Barlow

In Indiana’s law allowing businesses to turn away customers they find objectionable on religious grounds, religion is not a lovely fig leaf concealing ugly malice. It is the root, the cause of the prejudice behind the law.

Reclaiming A Heritage Of Debate Religion

Reclaiming A Heritage Of Debate

By Julie Wittes Schlack

An increasingly polarized American Jewish community must find ways to directly discuss and debate the conflicts in the Middle East — our identity depends on it.

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America’s Addiction To Violence Newtown

America’s Addiction To Violence

By Steve Almond

It would be dangerously naïve to attribute the carnage of Newtown — and the grim litany of others before it — as something entirely apart from us.

In Defense Of My Generation Life

In Defense Of My Generation

By Simon Waxman

The media seems enthralled by the narrative that millennials just won’t grow up. But beyond the ever-shifting stereotypes about “kids these days,” there’s not much evidence to suggest the current crop of 20-somethings are all that different from their predecessors.

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Beneath The Bondage, Harmful Effects Books

Beneath The Bondage, Harmful Effects

By Caryl Rivers

Thanks to the likes of Lady Gaga and “Fifty Shades of Grey,” S&M is making a comeback — but at what cost? Caryl Rivers examines the effects.

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Why Newspapers Are Dying Media

Why Newspapers Are Dying

By Ed Fouhy

Newspapers don’t need any more bad news. Unfortunately, thanks to a small and obscure federal agency, they just got some. Ed Fouhy breaks down the latest blow in their struggle for survival and asks, whither Boston journalism?

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NBC Is Missing The Gold Olympics 2012

NBC Is Missing The Gold

By E. M. Swift

Everybody loves the Olympics – so why don’t we get the exciting, imaginative television coverage these Games deserve?

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Jonah Lehrer’s Fall — The How And Why Media

Jonah Lehrer’s Fall — The How And Why

By Tom Fiedler

Another young journalist whose byline will be forever linked to fabrication and plagiarism. From the pantheon of literary pop stars to the dungeon of fallen stars, Tom Fiedler looks at Jonah Lehrer’s lies.

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Our Characters, Ourselves Books

Our Characters, Ourselves

By Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman on why the development of “fictional” characters often tells us more about the writer — than the character.

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I Found It At The Movies Film/TV

I Found It At The Movies

By Aaron Beatty

TV is the new cinema — such is the prevailing sentiment of the time. But this casual acceptance of television’s coup-d’état as fact demands a little counter-programming.

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Fifty Shades Of Whatever Books

Fifty Shades Of Whatever

By Tom Perrotta

E.L. James’ runaway bestseller fails as a novel and as porn. But Tom Perrotta says in a funny way, this dual failure is probably also one of the secrets of the book’s outlandish success.

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