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Entries from September 3rd, 2007

Faith and Reason

Artists and Professors Examine God’s Place in America

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Whether it’s jazz, hip-hop, or rock, music is often born of the two headed beast of religion and politics. While in the hands of the much-maligned Bush Administration, the country has seen an explosion of politically fueled records. And given the influence of religion on today’s divided political landscape, it’s no surprise that many musicians have also been grappling with notions about God.

With over two decades in one of music’s most influential punk bands, Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin has been one of the most outspoken voices on religion in society. Holding a master’s in geology from UCLA and a Ph.D. from Cornell University, Graffin will soon pack up the road gear from this year’s Warped Tour and head to UCLA where he teaches life science courses. […]

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My Deer

A Photographic Exploration by Chad Nilsson

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Hailing from Midland, MI, Chad Nilsson isn’t a photography aficionado by any means. But after coming to the realization that the other students in his photography class weren’t going to move beyond portraits of their favorite pets, Nilsson knew he had to raise the bar. […]

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Jesus is Coming… Tomorrow

Millions of Christians think the end times are imminent this year, as they were in 2006, and 2005, and 2004, and… you get the idea.

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A 2006 survey for the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. They found 79 percent of American Christians believe in the second coming, and 20 percent believe it will happen in their lifetime. Yikes! A quick overview of the power of doomsday mythology.

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To Know it Young

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Rusted globs roll boorishly from the roof,
and fall seven flights
to pulse squandered rhythm onto the alley.
But oh, to know it young
like a Beat ideal.
To speak in the loosened voice
of nowhere glances.
To say,
with nothing short of screams for all this beautiful young life
that drowns in cirrhosis like cheap wine.” […]

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Tegan & Sara

The Con

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Being a lesbian singer-songwriter entails a certain amount of baggage (see: Melissa Etheridge). It’s also hard to be taken seriously if your musical act is comprised solely of siblings (thank you Brady’s – thank you Hanson bros.). So being Calgary-born lesbian twin sisters, you can bet that Tegan & Sara have put up with quite […]

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