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Who’s Your Mummy?


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Whether the Mummy or Frankenstein’s Monster, there was no getting around the fact that these poor souls, many of them merely starved for love and companionship, were innocent victims of either intolerance or blatant discrimination from the dominant culture.

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Worms and Fishes


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There was just me and my big brother, Jeff, and the rain outside our open-air cabin at Camp Consecration Revival Retreat in upstate New York was pouring down through the trees like applause cheering on the foulness of our moods.

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God Bless Cantankerous Old Men


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When Michael Jackson died a few years ago, my father, who is 72, called me to complain. “What the hell is this Max Jackoff business?”

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The American Scream: Going Hoarse Without Speaking


AP / Julie Jacobson

It is clear that nowhere in American commercial life, save perhaps the graveyard, is there a space not polluted by electronic voices.

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Steve Fraser on the Crisis of Capitalism


AP / Mark Lennihan

Does the prospect of deepening economic meltdown and political disarray raise the specter of a social upheaval and, perhaps, the collapse of capitalism, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Great Depression?

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Cristina Nehring on the New Erotic Fundamentalism


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Are Americans sacrificing the possibility of a more tolerant humanity for a suffocating guarantee of fidelity, a frigid prospect that seemingly unites the commissars of the politically correct left as much as it does the thought police of the puritanical right?

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