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Sun October 13, 2013
Music Interviews

A Comedy Woodstock, Courtesy Of Tenacious D

Originally published on Tue October 15, 2013 8:08 am

Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D mug as 1960s hippies in a promo clip for Festival Supreme, a Los Angeles-based alternative comedy festival of their own creation.
Courtesy of the artist

Woodstock didn't just bring together some of the most important musical acts of the late 1960s: It showed that a music festival could be a truly historic event.

These days, leave any pasture open long enough and someone will start setting up amps and concession stands. The outdoor music festival is ubiquitous in 2013. But so far, there has been no Woodstock for comedy.

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Sat October 12, 2013
Music Interviews

The Minds Behind 'Einstein On The Beach' Talk Shop

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 11:15 am

A scene from the revival of Einstein on the Beach.
Los Angeles Opera


Sat October 12, 2013
Pop Culture

The New And The Next: Six-Second Comedy And A Spin On News

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 12:27 pm

Courtesy of Elise Andrew


Sat October 12, 2013
Movie Interviews

'God Loves Uganda': How Religion Fueled An Anti-Gay Movement

Originally published on Sat October 12, 2013 7:40 pm

Christopher Senyonjo says he was excommunicated from the Anglican church in the early 2000s, but continues his ministry and activism.
Crispin Buxton

Four years ago, a bill was introduced in Uganda's parliament that would criminalize same-sex relations. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill has not yet become law, but it has drawn international attention to the animosity against gays in the African nation.

In the documentary God Loves Uganda, director Roger Ross Williams traces the bill's origins to the American evangelical missions in Uganda.

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Sat October 12, 2013
Author Interviews

The Surprising Story Of 'Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an'

Originally published on Sun October 13, 2013 12:53 pm

Thomas Jefferson had a vast personal library reflecting his enormous curiosity about the world. Among his volumes: a Quran purchased in 1765 that informed his ideas about plurality and religious freedom in the founding of America.

In her book Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders, author Denise Spellberg draws parallels between the beliefs of the founding father and religious tolerance in the United States today.

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