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Between & Beyond: 9/11

It's hard to grasp how 13 years could have passed since September 11th, 2001. Some kind of spell was cast that day and the world has seemed bound in it ever since. Time seems at a standstill. It's like an old c...
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Deleted Scenes: Ugh.

I don’t know how many Deleted Scenes columns I’ve written over the years sharing the headline above but it has to be at least six by now. This past weekend, as I watched the march of morons all around me—both i...

Reality Check: No, Thanks

“If rape is imminent… relax and enjoy it.” Napoleon said that. The former Emperor of France was a brute and a tyrant, but a cockeyed optimist at heart. It was by far the smartest thing he ever uttered in...
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Reality Check: Osama & Out

Osama Bin Laden, the seminal figure of the new century whose incredibly complex and improbably successful mission to destroy the World Trade Center (a symbol of American financial might) and hit the Pentagon (...