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Hymn to Inanna

     Apparently the "first 'author' named in western history" was not only a woman, Enheduanna, but the heroine of her poem went around wreaking havoc on men! The more things change...

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JOURNALISM
 
Edward R. Murrow

     Born a century ago this week - April 25, 1908 - the icon of radio and later television journalism reported World War II from London with an immediacy which brought the struggles of Europe to America. His report from Trafalgar Square under bomb attack from German warplanes is one of the most famous examples of his work.

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WORD OF THE WEEK:
Anthropogenic



    That and other heated words figure into talk show host and commentator Phil Valentine's homage to Earth Day.

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CLASSIC SHORT STORY
The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

    This quick read shows why Stephen Crane is still regarded as one of America's best writers.

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FILM
The Exorcist

    It's been 35 years since this epic depiction of Good vs. Evil was released. Ironically, its opening sequence was shot in Mosul, Iraq, another theater in which it might be said that the forces of light and darkness are at battle today. The equally affecting novel by William Peter Blatty, on which the movie was based, was inspired by a true story which took place in Maryland in the 1940s.
      When you get a chance, watch director William Friedkin's scene-by-scene commentary on the 30th anniversary re-release DVD, "Director's Cut". But for the moment, you can see how he summarizes the movie's impact in this introduction to the 25th anniversary VHS edition:

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GOODGOSH ORIGINAL
How Jerry Got Married

by Arthur Joel Katz



 
Long before Pope Benedict stopped in at the synagogue in New York, love not only overcame religious differences, but even meiskeit prejudice...

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