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Bridesmaid Inc.

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Culture | The Wedding Ringer , a new entry in the growing field of gross-out comedy flicks, tells the story of Doug Harris, a “loveable but socially…

Ain’t gonna study war no more?

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Movies | The sniper war over American Sniper  that began on Twitter and escalated to radio and the blogosphere has taken aim mostly at Michael Moore and Seth…

A poor weapon

A poor weapon

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Islam | Islamic terrorists must be stopped, but crude satire isn’t the way to do it

Worshiping home births

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Parenting | A long-time friend, when she was expecting her second child back in 1978, read a book about home birthing. The author’s main theme was that prospective…

Designed for failure?

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Education | Say you are a sadder-but-wiser high school dropout, now lamenting your misspent teenage youth. The standard advice is to “get your GED” (take a general…

What’s a baby worth to you?

What’s a baby worth to you?

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Family | Society prices children higher nowadays but values them less

Unbroken: A cure for cynicism

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Movies | Some people earn their cynicism through a hard life and serial disappointment. Others (the majority, I suspect, at least in this country) dress up in it as…

It takes a lot of families

It takes a lot of families

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Business | When candidate Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, he took some flak for telling “Joe the Plumber” that his goal for the economy was to spread…

Is this the end of Big Hollywood?

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Movies | The Sony hacking scandal—in which hackers (probably) in the service of North Korea shut down the release of a major motion picture—is an ominous signal…

The use and abuse of stories

The use and abuse of stories

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Culture | Events like Rolling Stone ’s flawed rape story can make a culture jaded and cynical

It’s all about the girl

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Culture | If you have a daughter or granddaughter between the ages of 4 and 24 you may, at one time or another, have encountered an American Girl. Not the said female…

Myth makers

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Religion | Scholars who doubt Jesus’ existence follow standard conspiracy theory procedure

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