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So Mel Gibson has been persecuted all the way to the bank.

My friends had one question for me after I saw Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ: Is it anti-Semitic?

Solo theatrical performances are like ads. Everyone claims to hate them but nevertheless finds the good ones irresistible. A good ad acts like a tonic, making a new idea easy to swallow.

The title does neither the book nor its author any favors.

Mel Gibson's movie is a blood libel against the Jewish people.

From the moment when Mel Gibson began promoting The Passion of the Christ--was it only ten years ago?--he has insisted that his goal was to be true to the Gospel text.

In the form of a law regarding the wearing of the Islamic hijab, women's bodies are a battlefield--again.

Months after Strom Thurmond's African-American daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, stepped into history, commentators continue to step around the most explosive aspect of this controversy wi

AS NOVEMBER approaches, the Presidential race
seems to be too close for partisans of either side
to take comfort.

Blogs

What the story about a fire set to a gender-nonconforming teenager in Oakland leaves out about race, gender expression and violence.

January 30, 2015

Who are the surrender monkeys now?

January 23, 2015

Poverty in France’s Muslim communities should elicit public dismay, and not just because it’s among the factors that may have motivated Charlie Hebdo’s attackers.

January 22, 2015

The week when everyone forgot the definition of irony.

January 20, 2015

While the Times frequently needs pushing on its watery language, there are real ethical reasons to exclude Charlie’s Mohammad cartoons.

January 15, 2015

Is it really surprising that a figurehead of the party that seeks to deny healthcare to huge numbers of people of color, deport as many immigrants as possible, and strip away the right to vote once rubbed shoulders with white supremacists?

January 14, 2015

What is it about horrific events that brings out horrific media coverage?

January 13, 2015

Yes, her schtick as a North Korean general was a gross bit of yellowface minstrelsy, but let’s remember her longer career.

January 12, 2015