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  • Review

    Avatar is awesome

    Yes, Avatar’s graphics are awesome, but that’s not why I’ve seen it twice. It’s because I’m addicted to movies that beg me to overanalyze them, and Avatar has so much culturally loaded content that I just had to chew on it repeatedly.

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  • News

    Pope Mockery

    Late in December 2009, the Vatican reinforced its stance on the protection of its image by announcing restrictions on the name, images and symbols of the Pope. The “Declaration on the Protection of the Figure of the Pope” protects the Pope from “the unauthorized use of his name and/or the papal coat of arms for ends and activities which have little or nothing to do with the Catholic Church.”

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  • Review

    Ready or not, Michael Moore is back

    His new film, Capitalism: A Love Story, opens with security camera footage of bank robberies, guys with masks and guns jumping over the counter filling bags with cash. Moore’s entertaining and infuriating two-hour argument is that capitalism is robbery but on a spectacular scale.

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  • Herakut

    Thanks to Rob Peters, a friend of Geez, I found out about Herakut, an unlikely art duo that creates on-the-edge art. Hera is a classically trained painter while Akut is completely self taught. They bring their very different styles together to create art that is unique, beautiful and weird.

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  • Editorial

    McAid

    Benevolence became a brand. It was marketable. It sold. It increased one’s cultural stock value.

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  • News

    Fairy tale

    It’s a philanthropy fairy-tale, right down to the Oprah-approved uniforms and cheerful bathroom accessories. Wearing a shiny pink gown and a $40 million smile, Oprah Winfrey opened her new private boarding school for girls in South Africa on January 2.

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  • The Pastor’s Wife

    Pretty girl marries pastor, reluctantly leaves rockin’ double mocha megachurch

    I used to frequent this shiny new Church of the Jumbotron. You may know the type, one of those fastest growing churches in the United States, with sermons beamed via satellite around the world. An archetypal Wal-Mart of a House of God.

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