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Black Herman: The World’s Greatest Magician

Joseph Neighbor revisits the dusty pages of Black Herman’s autobiography, as he discusses the life and mystery of the notorious magician, the art of illusion, and practicing hoodoo. Continue reading

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In Defense of Disco

At its height, the “Disco Sucks” movement drew fifty-nine thousand people to a Chicago stadium to watch a shock jock explode LPs, inciting a full-on riot of mostly white dudes. WTF? Our Robert Burke Warren, who became enamored of disco in the lusty confines of a Catholic school broom closet, writes about the music that arrived at the same time as his teens, and how it inspired him. Continue reading

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The Flaw In the Force: The Star Wars Holiday Special

George Lucas tried his best to keep 1978’s Star Wars Holiday Special from ever being seen, but the Internet has bested him. Robert Burke Warren gives a kind overview to this perceived blight on Lucas’ legacy, and suggests you do the same. After all, it’s Christmas! (And/or Life Day.) Continue reading

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The Crystal Ball. John William Waterhouse 1902.

Project Ex: Why I Talk About The Extraordinary and Why I Want You To Do the Same

Bona fide High Frequency Responder Suzanne Clores talks about the extraordinary experiences that bind us all. An extraordinary experience can stop your breathing, advance your heart rate, raise your temperature and even trigger the vagus nerve, leaving you in a heap, she says. And it’s high time we gave the ole amygdala some credit and embraced the weird. Cause really, it’s not so weird at all. It may just be science. Continue reading

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Who Would Jesus Shoe? – Child Evangelism in Public Schools

“We have a biblical obligation and the constitutional right to share the message of Jesus.” Lawrence Benner explores the activities of religious groups in the local elementary. Continue reading

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Crusaders slaughtering Jews in the First Crusade.

A Brief History of Christian Love

As we await the canonization of Pope John Paul II, we look back at what two millennia of Christian love have wrought. Continue reading

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The Solution to Gay Panic

Tom Gualtieri wonders what to do about Arizona’s “gay panic,” and gets an answer from RuPaul. Continue reading

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Not quite the alien-potato but the Mayan Oreo, image by Flickr user ArtJonak, published under Creative Commons.

Looking Back At The End Of The World

The end of days one year on after Erich Kuersten talked himself into believing the Mayan Calendar and Mitt Romney promised a rapture. Of sorts. Continue reading

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Some Personal Reflections on the Most Recent Zen Teacher Sex Scandal

Sex scandals rock religious communities far beyond Roman Catholic. Bethany Saltman looks at the fallout in Zen communities. Continue reading

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