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Hollywood’s most misunderstood genre deserves its own award category

Even propaganda can be good art. In that spirit, I nominate The Reader for the inaugural Leni Riefenstahl Award for Excellence in Propaganda.

Dubious Praise for ‘The Daily Show’

"If -- as the New York Times soberly reported in the article -- "straight news programs cannot" tackle the "big issues of the day" while "speaking truth to power," we should ask a key question: Why not?"

The Return of the Court Jester

"Today’s Muslim comic is but a reincarnation of the classical court jester. The latter served his ruler whereas the former entertains the masses, this being the age of democracy. A further parallel can be drawn between some of the modern day Imams and the court jurists. The Durbari Mullah served the ruler, giving out favorable fatwas. Some modern day Imams do the same thing: dishing out favorable fatwas or ignoring the contentious issues in order to serve their affluent patrons (most likely to be doctors or highly positioned engineers and businessmen in North America)."

The Unpardonable Lenny Bruce

"But the question that Lenny Bruce kept voicing from the stage, meanwhile, still hangs in the air: “Do you people think yourselves better because you burned your enemies at long distance with missiles without ever seeing what you had done to them?”

Springtime for Hitler

While Broadway successfully hosts a musical comedy Springtime for Hitler, a prominent Californian newspaper published a revisionist article, attempting to reverse the accepted version...



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